Saturday, February 16th 2019.
Brett & Friends at the Trenton War Memorial.
Brett Miller accompanies
Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic
3/16 Magnificent Moller Theatre Pipe Organ.
Silent Screen Stars As Seen By Hirschfeld
Accompanied by the
Pennridge High School Jazz Ensemble.
Patriot’s Theatre at the Trenton War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive in Trenton
General Admission Tickets $12 donation
VIP Tickets: $25 donation. (Includes reserved seating and a memento of the evening.)
The proceeds of this event are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Sponsored by Garden State Theatre Organ Society http://gstos.org
Benefits JDRF http://www.jdrf.org
The Garden State Theatre Organ Society is proud to announce a special one-night showing of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic, Metropolis, with live theatre organ accompaniment by nationally recognized Brett Miller on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the historic Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial. Admission is a $12 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Patriot’s Theater is located at 1 Memorial Drive in Trenton. Tickets may be purchased in advance online,
including special VIP tickets, with any remaining tickets on sale at the theater the night of the show.
One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history and a key influence on contemporary films like Blade Runner and Star Wars, METROPOLIS continues to be relevant 90 years later with themes of social stratification, rebellion, and ill effects of technology. GSTOS will present the 2010 digital restoration of the film; this includes 25 minutes of footage that was lost for 80 years, and rediscovered in a museum archive in Argentina. The restoration includes key scenes that had been cut—either because they were considered to be too brutal or too long—a practice common of theater operators in the early days of cinema. The integration of these newly restored scenes and subplots
endow METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers which is orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.
“Be ready for some serious time travel,” says Cathy Martin, Vice-President and Program Chair of the Garden State Theatre Organ Society. “When Brett is playing you may really think that you are back in 1927.” Brett Miller has played for silent films at the four theaters in the Renew Theaters chain including performances at the County Theater in Doylestown, and the Garden in Princeton. Only 16 years old, he has already compiled a significant resume in the region. He is a staff organist at Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and has performed at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, and the Brook Performing Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey. This past summer he place second in the nation in the Young Theatre Organist Competition put on by the
American Theatre Organ Society. Along with his brother Evan, he created
musicalpromise.org a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research
With support from the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, there will be a special presentation of Hirschfeld drawings of silent screen stars shown before the film, accompanied by the Pennridge High School Jazz Ensemble. “We applaud both Brett and the Garden State Theatre Organ Society for creating such a special night to help others in need,” says David Leopold, Creative Director of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “We are big believers that you can have fun while doing good, and with Brett and friends involved, this is going to be a fun time. All you have to do is buy a ticket to do good.”
Tickets and seating are on a first come-first served basis. Tickets are $12 and can be
purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metropolis-live-screening-to-benefit-jdrf-tickets-52448500878 Special VIP tickets are
also available, and include reserved seating and a special memento of the evening. VIP tickets are $25.
For more information on this special one-night –only presentation, please contact
[email protected] or telephone at 215-795-0228.