METROPOLIS – The revolutionary silent film, released in the Weimar era of 1927, represents a beautiful Utopian world above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. Directed by Fritz Lang, the film is highly regarded as a pioneer of the genre. Its influence has left an indelible mark on popular culture– Madonna, Queen, Haddaway, Janelle Monáe, Lady Gaga–that continues to this day and on into the future. A bleak future, such as the one depicted in Metropolis? Only time will tell.