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april 2019

Where community meets cinema

Police story 1 & 2 REMASTERED FOR THE BIG SCREEN metro cinema at the Garneau ¡ 8712 109 St. Edmonton

Rosie & the Riveters - April 27

April 2019 Thursday, April 18 Saturday, April 20 Saturday, April 27

Tim Isberg: 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda Singer/Songwriter Classic Albums Live: AC/DC Pop/Rock Rosie & the Riveters Folk

May 2019 Friday, May 31

Bobby Cameron Blues Cafe

June 2019 Saturday, June 1

Bobby Cameron - May 31


Jeremy Fisher Singer/Songwriter Cafe

Jeremy Fisher - June 1



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Apollo 11

On The Sly

April Listings Apollo 11

USA 2019, 93 min, Dir: Todd Douglas Miller A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin. Opens April 1

The Usual Suspects

USA/Germany 1995, 106 min, Dir: Bryan Singer A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. APR 1 @ 9:15PM


On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

USA 2017, 83 min, Dir: Michael Rubenstone On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone is a documentary about Sly Stone, his absence from the music scene, and one man’s quest to find out what happened to the artist. APR 2 @ 7PM

No Man’s Land Film Festival 2019, Dir: Various Details at Tickets available at Track ‘N Trail (10148 82 Ave). APR 4 @ 7PM

Ash is Purest White

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Ash is Purest White

China/France/Japan 2018, 137 min, Dir: Zhangke Jia English subtitles In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years. Opens April 5

The Room

USA 2003, 99 min, Dir: Tommy Wiseau The film widely considered the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is back! Be sure to catch Tommy and his friends the for a screening of this classic piece of so-bad-it’sgood cinema. APR 5 @ 11:30PM

Porco Rosso

Japan 1992, 94 min, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki Transformed into a humanoid pig, a pilot leaves his island only to rescue victims from air pirates. APR 6 @ 1PM - English dubbed, free admission for kids 12 & under. APR 8 @ 9:30PM - Japanese with subtitles, regular admission.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

USA 1916, 105 min, Dir: Stuart Paton A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. Featuring a live score performed by Maggie Hardy. APR 7 @ 1PM


Eighth Grade

Vera Drake

Eighth Grade

USA 2018, 93 min, Dir: Bo Burnham Metro Cinema Volunteer Appreciation Event An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school. APR 7 @ 3:30PM

UK/France 2004, 125 min, Dir: Mike Leigh Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain, a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. APR 11 @ 6:30PM REEL


Police Story

Il Postino

Italy/France/Belgium 1994, 108 min, Dir: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi English subtitles Details at Light snacks and drinks at 6PM, screening at 7PM. Tickets $25. No Metro Passes. APR 7 @ 7PM

Design and Game Awards Live Event Details and tickets at No Metro Passes. 18+ No Minors. APR 10 @ 7PM


Vera Drake

Hong Kong 1985, 100 min, Dir: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen English subtitles A virtuous Hong Kong Police Officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frames him for the murder of a dirty cop. APR 12 & 21 @ 7PM

Police Story 2

Hong Kong 1988, 122 min, Dir: Jackie Chan English subtitles A dedicated Hong Kong cop’s unusual policing methods result in his demotion to traffic duty, despite his success in fighting crime. Meanwhile, an old enemy is released from prison and sets out to get revenge. APR 12 & 21 @ 9:15PM

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2 7PM Apollo 11 9:15PM The Usual Suspects

7PM On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone 9:15PM Apollo 11

Apollo 11


1PM 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) 3:30PM Eighth Grade – Metro Volunteer Appreciation Event 7PM Il Postino 9:30PM Ash is Purest White





9:30 - Ind Joe



9 9:30PM Porco Rosso – Subtitled


7PM Apollo 11 9:15PM Ash is Purest White

16 7PM Paddling Film Festival 9:30PM Reservoir Dogs

12:30PM What is Democracy? 9:30PM Reservoir Dogs


7PM Gam 9:30P


7PM Flo Hocke 9:15 – 30th


21 11AM Garneau Ghost 22

Light Tour 12:30PM They Shall 12:30PM CatVideoFest 2019 Not Grow Old 2:30PM Viva SUNDAY 2:30PM CatVideoFest CLASSICS Las Vegas 2019 4:30PM Jimi Hendrix: 4:15PM Spider-Man: Into Electric Church the Spider-Verse 7PM Police Story 7PM The Favourite 9:15PM Police Story 2

28 Dreamspeakers International Film and Rubaboo Arts Festivals 10

23 7PM Al Purdy Was Here



Dreamspeakers International Film and Rubaboo Arts Festivals

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9:30PM Ash is Purest White


6:45PM Do the Right Thing

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9:30PM Breaking Habits


Police Story

1PM Porco Rosso – English Dubbed 3:30PM Apollo 11 6:45PM Ash is Purest White 9:30PM Apollo 11


1PM The Kid Who Would Be King 3:30PM Painkiller: Inside 7PM Police Story the Opioid Crisis . 9:15PM Police 7PM Ramen Shop . Story 2 9:15PM Tom Jones MIDNIGHT Sid & Marty: Puppet Punks


20 12PM 10AM Saturday MornPeter Rabbit ing All-You-Can-Eat2:15PM They Shall Cereal Cartoon Party! Not Grow Old 1:45PM The Favourite 4:30PM Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 4:20PM Breaking Habits 7PM CatVideoFest 7PM Sing-A-Long 2019 Monty Python and 9:30PM The the Holy Grail Favourite 26

7PM CatVideoFest 2019 9:30PM Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church


27 7PM Man Running

Dreamspeakers International Film and Rubaboo Arts Festivals

Monty Python and the Holy Grail11

Tom Jones

Sid & Marty: Puppet Punks

The Kid Who Would Be King

Ramen Shop

UK 2018, 120 min, Dir: Joe Cornish When young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur, he soon unites his friends and enemies to save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors. Free admission for kids 12 & under. APR 13 @ 1PM

Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis

Canada 2018, 43 min, Dir: Matt Embry This documentary seeks to tell the story behind the Fentanyl epidemic, to raise awareness and end the stigma of addiction, by educating viewers on how it is affecting the country. Panel discussion following the screening. Free admission, with suggested donation to Moms Stop the Harm. APR 13 @ 3:30PM


Japan 2018, 89 min, Dir: Eric Khoo A young man who is curious about his deceased parents’ past takes a food journey to Singapore where he uncovers more than just delicious meals. APR 13 @ 7PM

Tom Jones


in UK 1963, 128 min, Alberta Dir: Tony Richardson Tom Jones is a country boy who becomes one of the wildest playboys in 18th-century England. APR 13 @ 9:15PM

Sid and Marty: Puppet Punks

90 min An evening examining the genre twisting world of Sid and Marty Krofft. Rare clips and some weird stories too, join us as we explore the insane career of the Puppet Punks. Tickets $6. Screens in the Metro lobby Gallery. APR 13 @ MIDNIGHT


Thanks to all the employees, volunteers, and patrons at Metro Cinema. We wouldn’t have such an awesome movie house without you!



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Reservoir Dogs


What is Democracy?

Canada 2018, 107 min, Dir: Astra Taylor This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement. Free admission, with suggested donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank. APR 14 @ 12:30PM

Reservoir Dogs

USA 1992, 99 min, Dir: Quentin Tarantino When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. APR 14 & 16 @ 9:30PM

Paddling Film Festival Details at Tickets $15. Metro Passes: Silver Screen passes only. APR 16 @ 7PM


Flin Flon: A Hockey Town

Canada/ USA 2017, 73 min, Dir: Dustin Cohen Filmmaker Dustin Cohen explores a small Canadian mining town’s obsession with its junior hockey team, The Flin Flon Bombers. Presented in partnership with NorthwestFest. APR 17 @ 7PM


Canada 1989, 80 min, Dir: Bruce McDonald 30th Anniversary A rock’n’road movie about a girl who makes her way through the Canadian back country, where she meets the weirdest people and learns to drive. Help Metro celebrate National Canadian Film Day. APR 17 @ 9:15PM

Do The Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse


They Shall Not Grow Old

USA 1989, 120 min, CinemA Dir: Spike Lee 30th Anniversary On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. APR 18 @ 6:45PM

UK/New Zealand 2018, 99 min, Dir: Peter Jackson A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. APR 19 @ 2:15PM & APR 22 @ 12:30PM

But I’m a Cheerleader

USA 2018, 117 min, Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all realities. APR 19 @ 4:30PM & APR 22 @ 3:30PM

USA 1999, 85 min, Dir: Jamie Babbit A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. With a live drag performance by HOMO-CIDAL before the screening. APR 18 @ 9:30PM

Peter Rabbit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

CatVideoFest 2019

Various 2018, 72 min, Dir: Various CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theatres—a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos. Partial proceeds to a local animal welfare organization. Opens April 19

USA/Australia 2018, 95 min, Dir: Will Gluck Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Free admission for kids 12 & under. APR 19 @ 12PM


The Favourite

Cartoon Party!

The Favourite

Ireland/UK/USA 2018, 119 min, Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne in a court where everyone from the servants to the queen herself is playing the game and manipulating others to get what they want. Opens April 19

Breaking Habits

UK 2018, 87 min, Dir: Robert Ryan In the town of Merced, CA, a commune of activist nuns run an illegal cannabis farm, which they use to make medicine for everything from epilepsy to cancer, fighting against the authorities, the sheriff and local cartels. APR 20 @ 4:20PM & APR 24 @ 9:30PM

Saturday Morning All-YouSing-A-Long Monty Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Python and the Party! 150 min, Curator: Kier-La Janisse Holy Grail  The cartoon lineup is always a mystery, but you’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 40s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! Adults: $16, Students/Seniors: $14, Kids (12 & under): $12. Admission includeS cereal. APR 20 @ 10AM


UK 1975, 91 min, Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. APR 20 @ 7PM



Viva Las Vegas

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Garneau Ghost Light Tour

Live Event Get a rare glimpse at the history and hidden spaces of Edmonton’s grand Art Deco Garneau Theatre in this historical building tour. APR 21 @ 11AM

Viva Las Vegas


USA 1964, 85 min, CLASSICS Dir: George Sidney Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. Seniors get 2-for-1 admission at the doors. APR 21 @ 2:30PM

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

USA 2015, 89 min, Dir: John McDermott This documentary presents the legendary guitarist’s historic performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career, of over 300,000 people. APR 21 @ 4:30PM & Apr 25 @ 9:30PM 18

Al Purdy Was Here

Canada/USA 2015, 90 min, Dir: Brian D. Johnson The story of Canada’s leading poet and the A-Frame cabin he built. Includes live performances by Kat Cameron, Michael Gravel, Jason Lee Norman and Thomas Trofimuk as musicians and artists come together to tell the tale of Al Purdy. APR 23 @ 7PM

Man Running

Canada 2018, 90 min, Dir: Gary Burns Edmonton Premiere. A doctor runs in a grueling 24hour, 100-mile ultramarathon over rugged mountain terrain as he avoids the aftermath of a recent incident in his medical practice. Filmmaker in attendance. APR 26 @ 7PM

Dreamspeakers International Film and Rubaboo Arts Festivals Details at April 27 - May 1 at Metro Cinema.



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