A silent film with improvised live organ accompaniment“Deep below the earth’s surface lay the workers’ city...” Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece is widely regarded as a pioneering work of the science fiction genre. In a futuristic city sharply divided between the privileged city planners and the exploited working class, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet, Maria. She predicts the coming of a saviour to mediate their differences, but her popularity amongst the workers does not go unnoticed by the powers that be.
This screening is a rare opportunity to enjoy a classic silent film in the atmospheric setting of Magdalen College Chapel. The film is enhanced by live improvised organ accompaniment by renowned organist David Bednall. Bednall has improvised on live radio, performed extensively in the UK and abroad, and even featured as a stunt organist on Dr Who. He is increasingly known as a composer and his choral works are performed throughout the world.
Date: Monday 1 July 2019
Venue: Magdalen College Chapel