Metropolis Cinema Fundraising- An open air ciné-concert

An open-air ciné-concert on the German classic Variety on the Sursock Museum esplanade - Tuesday, October 1st - 2019

Musical accompaniment by Sharif Sehnaoui, Tony Elieh, Malek Rizkallah, Youmna Saba and Mme Chandelier.

This event is closing the 6th edition of German Film Week 2019. All profits will go to the Metropolis Cinema Association.

Created in 2006, The Metropolis Art Cinema Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independent cinema in Lebanon and the MENA region through diverse programming, industry training, young audience outreach, and preservation of film heritage in order to allow for greater accessibility to alternative films locally and regionally.

Due to the ongoing budget cuts in the cultural sector in the country and worldwide, we find ourselves threatened to close down our association and lose our cinema. For the first time in our 13 years of existence, we are launching a fundraising campaign and soliciting you to support us in this decisive moment in order to keep Metropolis alive so we can keep serving our community (artists, students, children, cultural centers and businesses). Your support will allow Metropolis to survive this transitional period, keeping the association afloat until 2020, two years during which we aim to take the first steps towards becoming financially independent and owning our own venue.

Welcome reception: 18:30

Ciné-concert: 19:30


Germany, 1925, 1h35, In German with English subtitles

This silent German film tells a tale of jealousy, obsession and murder, set against the backdrop of the circus. Carnival owner "Boss" Huller (Emil Jannings) used to be a talented acrobat. Now he owns a lowbrow sideshow act with his wife. When he meets a beautiful young woman (Lya De Putti), he runs off with her, abandoning his family. But a strapping trapeze artist (Warwick Ward) soon lures away Huller's new lover. Huller then realizes he has swiftly moved from cheater to cuckold.

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