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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis to play at Springville Center of the Arts onAug. 11

A screen shot from the film.

SPRINGVILLE –– Springville Center for the Arts will present an outdoor cinema screening on Saturday, Aug. 11. “Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis” will play on the side lawn of Goddard Town Hall, with live musical accompaniment provided by a trio of musicians from New York City.

Director Walter Ruttmann, an early German filmmaker, said that, instead of including narration or a traditional plot, “I had the idea of making something out of life ... the millions of energies that comprise the life of a big city.”

Musicians Sue Garner, Rick Miller and Bruce Bennett will play an original score on drums, guitar, bass and other instruments.

Admission to the event is free. Refreshments will be available. Attendees are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket to the corner of Mechanic and Franklin streets in Springville at 8 p.m. The film will begin at dusk.

In the event of rain, the screening will occur inside the Springville Center for the Arts, at 37 North Buffalo St. For more information, call 592-9038.

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