BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre
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BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (Germany, 1927, 72 min.)
Shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
Experience one day in 1920s Berlin. Using visual impressions in a semi-documentary style, this “city symphony" silent film portrays Berlin in the early part of the 20th Century. Not burdened with narration or plot, the film is an avant-garde impression of the city’s daily life, connected only by the theme of the train and streetcar. The events of the film are arranged to simulate the passage of a single day (assembled from film shot over a one year span). Directed by Walter Ruttmann. Recorded orchestral score by Timothy Brock.
Tickets: $12, General Admission; $10, Seniors (65+), Students and Military (with valid ID); $8.50, AFI Members (Two Star level and higher); $7, Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the film) or online at http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2014/p65/eff.aspx.