Just a quick note to share some upcoming events.
And The San Francisco Silent Film Festival made an exciting announcement about their summer festival (July 15-18). If you follow silent film or restoration news, you probably know that a 16mm print of Metropolis was found in Venezuela a while back. This print contained many lost scenes, and appears to be director Fritz Lang’s long-sought original cut. Kino International immediately started the long job of giving the science fiction classic a new restoration, integrating the newly-discovered scenes.
That restoration is now complete, and the complete Metropolis had its restoration premiere at the Berlin Film Festival a few days ago.
It will get its Bay Area premiere at the Silent Film Festival, with accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. The exact date has yet to be announced.