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Join us for a screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) in the 1956 Workshop! Made by the pioneering German Expressionist director Fritz Lang, Metropolis is considered to be one of the earliest science fiction films. The genre’s prismatic, distorted, and modern forms were a significant influence on Esherick’s woodblock prints, architecture, and furniture during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Look no further than the angles and curves of our Visitor Center or Esherick’s reconstructed outhouse!

The film is set in 2026, roughly one-hundred years in the future from its release date. Today, we find ourselves on the heels of Metropolis, where wealthy industrialists reign over the city and workers toil underground to operate the awesome machinery driving this dystopian city. Following the thread of WEM’s annual theme of rhythms, Metropolis prompts us to think about the rhythms of life and work, as well as where they rupture. 

Popcorn and candy will be available! Enjoy beautiful early spring views from the Workshop patio and brief opening remarks before the film.


Tickets are Limited:

$20 per person

$15 for WEM members – Join or renew today to purchase your ticket at this special price!

$15 for children and students

*This event takes place in the 1956 Workshop and does not include entrance into Esherick’s Studio.




Event Image: Metropolis Poster (1926)

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