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“Inside out” at United Palace of Cultural Arts

UPCA celebrates the United Palace’s new surround sound system by screening one of cinema’s greatest achievements in sound. Pre-show entertainment will include a demonstration of the Palace’s new surround sound system and a short presentation about the history of sound in movies.

“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector.

Movies at the Palace: “On the Waterfront”

An instant hit, On the Waterfront won eight Oscars, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint), and screenplay, and was filmed right on the docks of New York and New Jersey! At 4:30pm, the New York Preservation Archive Project (NYPAP), a co-sponsor for this event, will lead the pre-show panel discussion on the history of preservation and the NYC waterfront.

This film will be the triumphant conclusion to NYPAP’s 2nd Annual “People Preserving Place” Film Festival taking place in April 2018. NYPAP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City.

4pm Doors | 4:30pm Pre-show | 5:15pm Movie
Adults: $10 online/ $15 at the door
Seniors (65 years and older) and children (12 years and younger): $5 online/ $10 at the door

Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly’s lawyer, Terry’s older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).

DOR – October 1, 1954
Stars – Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Director – Elia Kazan
Screenwriter – Budd Schulberg
Length – 1 hour, 48 minutes

“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector

Metropolis (1927) with Live Score by a Flutist

4pm Doors, 4:30 pre-show
5pm Movie

Tickets: $5-15

Fritz Lang’s influential German science-fiction silent film will be brought to life through an electro-acoustic soundtrack composed and performed live by award-winning flutist, composer, and educator Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Ms. Modiano, who creates her entire score through flute and special effects, has performed at Lincoln Center, The High Line, Jewish Heritage Museum, and the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival in Israel. Her work has been described as “spell binding, action packed and deeply original” and “sophisticated multi-tracks and electronics [creating] glinting, spooky ‘audio images’.” She created the original score through a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2014.

Click the links below for clips of the movie with Ms. Modiano’s soundtrack.

METROPOLIS & Modiano soundtrack: Maria/Rotwag in catacombs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWxCr3EvVh8&feature=youtu.be

METROPOLIS + Modiano soundtrack: Club/Dance Scene and Babylon Dark Prophecy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P48E7V7Kj6o&feature=youtu.be

SYNOPSIS: Metropolis presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

DOR- March 13, 1927
Stars- Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Director- Fritz Lang
Screenwriter- Thea von Harbou, Thea von Harbou
Length- 2 hours, 28 minutes

The 2010 version will be screened on DCP.

Film Restoration: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Striftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsche Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in Co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires in 2010.