Screening of Metropolis (1927), by Fritz Lang accompanied by MMMR live music

June 16, 2024

9:00 am

Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. He and his wife, Thea von Harbou,  wrote the silent film, which starred Gustav Frohlich, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. It is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre in movies,  being among the first feature-lenght  movies of the genre.

Made in Germany during the Weimar Period,  Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. The art direction draws influence from Bauhaus, Cubist and Futurist design.

MMMR was formed in 2013 and consists of 3 members that merge their diverse backgrounds and tastes to create music that is unique in both approach and sound. The band’s music is formed as an immediate response to their environment and to each other with every session completely improvised.

Michael (micmac) provides the beats. Addicted to vinyl, micmac has been an activist of the French underground electro scene since the mid 90’s and was a co-founder of FDB recordings – an electro bass label – and a resident of the paradise massage parties @ Rex Club. Since moving to Vietnam MM was also a part of the Jetlag collective and Naya Bainda.

Maxime was a drummer in a metal band influenced by Tool and the Deftones before picking up the Didgeridoo 6 years ago. Combining his live playing with looping and electronic effects M creates a multi-textural rhythmical base to the music as well as lead highlights. Hi tastes include Roots reggae, Dub and early Dubstep, minimal techno and abstract / meditational music. Former bands in Saigon include the Jugridoos, Ugwae and Naya Bainda.

Robert plays guitar with as many effects as his laptop can handle. He floats in and out of the music providing basslines, lead riffs and weird noises. Influenced by a wide range of music from Bjork and the Pixies to early electronica and rap, R was one of the founding members of Vietnam’s first original hip-hop bands. In the nineties R also span vinyl as a member of Bliss – one of the earliest collectives working in the Indonesian electronic music scene.

Entrance fee: 100.000vnd

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