Firmly set in cinemas pantheon for his masterpieces Die Nibelungen, Metropolis and M, iconographic filmmaker Fritz Lang had his first great success with the 1921 visually exuberant, existential fairy tale Destiny, which will be shown al fresco at Discovery Green as a co-presentation under KUHFs Silent Film Concerts, with live musical accompaniment by Austins The Invincible Czars. When Death (stone-faced Bernhard Goetzke) claims her fiancé, the indomitable Lil Dagover challenges The Stranger to find someone else to take her beloveds place, setting in motion three fantasy tales from Persia, Renaissance Venice and old China in which the womans love is tested. Forget the German gothic metaphysics, its the image thats preeminent and wildly sumptuous that staircase to Heaven, Death appearing out of a whirl of dust, the miniature army marching out of the magicians box, the nighttime inky Venetian canals 7 p.m. 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713-400-7336 or visit www.discoverygreen.com/eventscalendar. Free.
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Fri., March 6, 7 p.m., 2009