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Eye on Sound: City Girl (F.W. Murnau, US 1930) (soundwave)

City Girl

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / US, 1930 / 90 min.

Breathtaking romance and drama in this, F.W. Murnau’s final Hollywood film. With astounding camerawork he portrayed a woman taking risks under difficult circumstances to regain control of her life. Accompanied by live music provided by the James Whale Orchestra.

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Kate, a diner waitress, is lonely and unhappy in the huge metropolis and dreams of a rural life. Once is married, she returns to a farm in a tornado of violence and abuse. Murnau paints a detailed picture, full of strong emotions, of life in the American mid-west during the Great Depression.

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City Girl


90 min.


live music, English



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Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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