march / april 2017
Tampopo My Life as a Zucchini Paterson
Edmonton I n t e r n at i o n al Womenâ€™s Film Fest
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Quote-A-Long Monty Python Saturday Morning All-You-Can-EatCereal Cartoon Party
A Man Called Ove
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Maliglutit (Searchers) / The Searchers (1956) Page: 7 / 17
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Metro Cinema is a community-based non-profit society. We believe that film, video, and digital media are significant art forms and means of communication, and that many innovative films, videos, and digital media are overlooked by conventional theatres, including Canadian, international, and independent film, video, and digital media. We are devoted to the exhibition and promotion of this work in Edmonton. To this end, Metro exhibits an eclectic blend of film, video, and digital media that are not screened anywhere else in the city. Metro’s focus is on presenting a broad selection of educational, cultural, and innovative works. The Society operates with the ongoing assistance of a large volunteer base. We regularly distribute a program, facilitate discussion, and bring in artists to enhance the experience and understanding of film, video, and digital media.
Metro Cinema is grateful for the support of the Alberta Media Arts Alliance, Capital FM, CFRN, CJSR, FAVA, Vue Weekly and the Harper-Kennedy Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation. Metro Cinema recognizes our relationship with Treaty 6 territory and wishes to acknowledge the Papaschase First Nation on whose unceded land the Garneau Theatre occupies.
I Am Not Your Negro My Life as a Zucchini Julieta Paterson The Girl With All the Gifts A Man Called Ove Toni Erdmann The Red Turtle Maliglutit (Searchers) Weirdos I Called Him Morgan
Series & Repertory
Bad Girls Movie Club - Double Indemnity Art Docs - Call Her Applebroog Digest This! - Bugs - Tampopo - Seed: The Untold Story - Soylent Green Tommy Wiseau’s The Room Reel Family Cinema - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Song of the Sea - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - The Nutty Professor (1963) - Sing - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Music Docs - ABBA: The Movie - Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio DEDfemme - XX Afternoon Tea - Sense & Sensibility - Belle Science in the Cinema - Lars and the Real Girl REEL Learning - Art & Copy Sci-Fi Cinema - Blade Runner: The Final Cut Reconciliation in Focus - Honouring Relations in Short: A Short-Film Retrospective Metro Shorts Canada on Screen - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner HOMO-CIDAL - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Quote-A-Long - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Staff Pics - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Strange Canada - Cheech Trainspotting
Singin’ in the Rain – Debbie Reynolds Tribute Hard Core Logo The Last Waltz – 40th Anniversary The Searchers (1956) Withnail & I – 30th Anniversary
Special Screenings & Events
FAVA - Video Kitchen - FAVA Fest Edmonton International Women’s Film Festival - The Contender - Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass - Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.? Le Festival du Film Français - Le mépris (Contempt) - Conte d’été (A Summer’s Tale) - La belle vie (The Good Life) - La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur (Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart) - Le roi et l’oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) - Pierrot le fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) eHUB - Dream, Girl Barbados Canadian Association of Edmonton - Barrow: Freedom Fighter Festival of (In)appropriation Older Than Ireland – St. Patrick’s Day The Celluloid Has Been Drinking: Tom Waits on Film - Down by Law - Mystery Men Local Filmmakers - It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway - Heel Kick! - O, Brazen Age - She’s Back in My Life – web series launch - Albertan Filmmaking Pioneer: A Colin Low Tribute Growing Lighter Growing Darker – Edmonton Music Video Festival CJSR Film Night - Superman Mile Zero Dance - Mr. Gaga World’s Best Commercials Men Edmonton - The Mask You Live In Dream Logic: David Lynch - David Lynch: The Art Life - Eraserhead - The Elephant Man – John Hurt Tribute - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Provincial Archives of Alberta - Light the Lamp: Hockey Heritage Bust-A-Movie - About Her Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party
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march & april 2017 SCHEDULE There’s always something new at Metro. Visit metrocinema.org to find all our new releases, and the most up to date film listings, show times, and other information.
I Am Not Your Negro USA/France 2016, 95 min, Dir: Raoul Peck MAR 3 @ 7PM, MAR 4 @ 4PM, MAR 4 @ 9:30PM, MAR 5 @ 7PM, MAR 6 @ 9:15PM, MAR 7 @ 9:15PM, MAR 9 @ 9:30PM
In I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck envisions the book, Remember This House, that James Baldwin never finished—a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using only Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. The film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Julieta Spain 2016, 99 min, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar Spanish with subtitles MAR 12 @ 9:30PM, MAR 13 @ 9PM, MAR 15 @ 9:30PM, MAR 21 @ 9:15PM
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter.
Paterson USA/France/Germany 2016, 118 min, Dir: Jim Jarmusch MAR 19 @ 9:30PM, MAR 22 @ 9:30PM, MAR 25 @ 7:15PM, MAR 28 @ 9:15PM
My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) Switzerland/France 2016, 66 min, Dir: Claude Barras French with subtitles MAR 10 @ 7PM, MAR 11 @ 2PM, MAR 11 @ 9:15PM, MAR 13 @ 7PM, MAR 14 @ 9PM, MAR 16 @ 9:30PM, MAR 20 @ 9:15PM
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help, and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own. MAR 11– English dubbed – Regular admission MAR 13 – English dubbed – Free admission for kids 12 & under 6 metrocinema.org metrocinema.org6
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) Sweden 2016, 116 min, Dir: Hannes Holm Swedish with subtitles MAR 29 @ 9:30PM, MAR 31 @ 9:30PM, APR 1 @ 7PM, APR 2 @ 4:30PM, APR 4 @ 9:15PM
59 year old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns into an unexpected friendship.
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson drives his daily route, writes poetry into a notebook, stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer, and goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, her world is ever changing; new dreams come to her almost daily. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Toni Erdmann The Girl with All the Gifts UK/USA 2016, 111 min, Dir: Colm McCarthy MAR 24 @ 7PM, MAR 25 @ 9:30PM, MAR 27 @ 9:30PM, MAR 28 @ 7PM With much of humanity transformed into ravenous flesh-eating predators by a freak fungal outbreak, a group of survivors are holed up in a fortified stronghold. Within these reinforced walls, Miss Justineau, a kind-hearted teacher, and Dr. Caldwell, a cold-blooded scientist, believe that they may’ve stumbled across the key to humanity’s survival in the petite form of young Melanie. While prone to the same carnivorous impulses as the other “hungries”, Melanie is also hyperintelligent and incredibly gregarious. Could the cure to this outbreak reside in her DNA?
Germany/Austria/Romania 2016, 162 min, Dir: Maren Ade German, Romanin, & English with subtitles APR 6 @ 9:30PM, APR 7 @ 6:30PM, APR 8 @ 9:30PM, APR 11 @ 9:30PM
Winfried pays a surprise visit to his daughter Ines in Bucharest, where she’s busy as a corporate strategist. A practical joker, Winfried annoys his daughter with pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. When father and daughter reach an impasse, Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ work circle, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach.
Weirdos Canada 2016, 85 min, Dir: Bruce McDonald APR 21 @ 7PM, APR 22 @ 9PM, APR 24 @ 9:30PM, APR 25 @ 7PM
The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) France/Belgium 2016, 80 min, Dir: Michael Dudok de Wit APR 13 @ 7PM, APR 14 @ 2PM, APR 15 @ 9:30PM, APR 16 @ 7PM, APR 17 @ 2PM, APR 17 @ 7PM, APR 22 @ 7PM
A man awakens adrift in the middle of the ocean. He is able to swim to a nearby remote island which is only inhabited by crabs, birds and a mysterious red turtle. This is the premise behind this collaboration between French production studio The Wild Bunch and Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli. The result is a visually stunning and emotionally complex film, without any need for dialogue.APR 14 & 17 @ 2PM – Free admission for kids 12 & under
Maliglutit (Searchers) Canada 2016, 94 min, Dir: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq Inuktitut with subtitles APR 14 @ 7PM, APR 15 @ 4:30PM, APR 16 @ 4PM, APR 17 @ 9PM
With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, the latest feature from Zacharias Kunuk uses the plot of John Ford’s 1956 western The Searchers as inspiration for a very different kind of revenge story, in which an Inuk man and his band of maliglutit (“followers”) set out across the barren Arctic in search of the marauders who have ransacked his home and kidnapped his wife. (Steve Gravestock, TIFF)
Canadian master Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, The Tracey Fragments) teams with veteran playwright and screenwriter Daniel MacIvor for this offbeat coming-of-age comedydrama. In a small Nova Scotian town in 1976, 15-year-old Kit and his platonic girlfriend Alice decide to shake up their go-nowhere existence by hitchhiking to Sydney to visit Kit’s glamorous but unstable mother – a journey that will force them to face some hard truths about themselves and point the way toward a more honest and fully-lived future.
I Called Him Morgan Sweden/USA 2017, 92 min, Dir: Kasper Collin APR 28 @ 7PM, APR 29 @ 4:30PM, APR 30 @ 4:15PM, MAY 3 @ 9:30PM
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together.
SERIES & REPERTORY Bad Girls Movie Club The Bad Girls Movie Club is a celebration of femme fatales, female gangsters, and all-around badass women. Curated by reporter Jana G. Pruden, and with special appearances by some of Edmonton’s own badass ladies, the Bad Girls Movie Club is dedicated to unapologetically different, difficult — and sometimes deadly – women.
Art Docs Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers, curators, and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.
Tommy Wiseau’s The Room
The Room USA 2003, 99 min, Dir: Tommy Wiseau MAR 3 @ 11:30PM, APR 1 @ 9:30PM
The film widely considered the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is back! Be sure to catch Tommy and his friends the first Friday of the month for a late night screening this classic piece of so-badit’s-good cinema. You’re our favourite customer. Thanks a lot! Bye. Audience participation is encouraged. Please respect the theatre and fellow patrons.
Call Her Applebroog Double Indemnity USA 1944, 107 min, Dir: Billy Wilder MAR 1 @ 7PM
Beautiful blonde housewife Phyllis plots with insurance salesman Walter to arrange her husband’s murder and cash in on a valuable policy – with a double indemnity clause. Double Indemnity has been called “an undiluted study in greed, cunning and vindictiveness” and is a classic of the film noir genre. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and the alluring, conniving Phyllis firmly established the image of the femme fatale in modern cinema. There will be a short talk before the film about the history of the femme fatale, and the real-life murder that inspired the story.
USA 2016, 70 min, Dir: Beth B MAR 2 @ 7PM
This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals. With her daughter’s encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. Screens with local short film Enough (2016) by Taouba Khelifa. Includes an exhibition by Edmonton artist Jennie Vegt in the lobby and a Q&A following the screening. metrocinema.org
Take a bite of these delicious films! We’re serving up films about food, food culture, and food security, with a taste of satire.
Music Docs is a monthly film series featuring music documentaries, from classic to contemporary. Curated by Tim Rechner, and co-presented with CJSR, Blackbyrd Myoozik, and Steamwhistle.
Seed: The Untold Story USA 2016, 94 min, Dir: Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel English, Spanish, & Hindi with subtitles MAR 5 @ 4:30PM
Bugs Denmark/Netherlands/France/Germany 2016, 73 min, Dir: Andreas Johnsen MAR 2 @ 9:30PM, MAR 8 @ 9:30PM
Insects as food is a hot topic. Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security.
Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
Japan 1985, 115 min, Dir: Juzo Itami Japanese with subtitles MAR 3 @ 9PM, MAR 4 @ 7PM, MAR 6 @ 7PM
USA 1973, 97 min, Dir: Richard Fleischer MAR 5 @ 9PM
Overpopulation has overstressed the foodproduction capacity of the planet, resulting in desperation at all levels, and is so bad that it is impossible to get anywhere without walking over, under, or around someone. Detective Thorn has been hired to investigate the murder of a top industrialist, the man whose company manufactures the life-sustaining wafers called Soylent Green, the only means of survival for the swarming hordes of poor people.
Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio
DEDfemme DEDfemme aims to celebrate and promote the unique cinematic visions of women in genre film. Women are sorely undervalued in the filmmaking industry, but more so within the realm of genre. The unfortunate truth is that people don’t often equate great horror, action, sci-fi, western, psychological thriller and quirky comedy with the filmmaking efforts of women, but DEDfemme is here to prove that women are indeed out there, kicking ass and producing some of the most remarkable and offbeat stuff genre cinema has to offer. Presented and curated by Lacey Paige.
Australia/Sweden 1977, 95 min, Dir: Lasse Hallstrom MAR 7 @ 7PM
This film details ABBA’s mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977, and mostly contains backstage footage and ABBA’s famous songs such as Dancing Queen, Tiger, Name Of The Game and Eagle among others, filmed during their concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. It also contains the sub-plot following a young radio disc-jockey whose boss orders him to get an in-depth interview with ABBA and the problems he has trying to reach them when he forgets his press pass and the band’s head bodyguard is determined to stop him.
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to Canadian screens for the first time in decades, in a new digital restoration. In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant.
ABBA: The Movie
USA 2016, 83 min, Dir: Matthew Conboy APR 4 @ 7PM
XX Canada/USA 2017, 80 min, Dir: Various MAR 10 @ 9PM
An all-female horror anthology featuring new work from Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic.
This documentary brings viewers inside the last underground venue for music and art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a neighborhood once defined by its cultural contributions to the city of New York. The film chronicles the origins, community-building, influence and ultimate closure of one of Brooklyn’s best DIY venues, ironically at the hands of a former champion of their efforts. Live music by Pyramid//Indigo. Music at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.
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REEL FAMILY CINEMA Metro Cinema offers family friendly classic and contemporary movies most Saturday afternoons. Come early and enjoy themed lobby activities before films. Free admission for children 12 & under.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs USA 2009, 80 min, Dir: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller MAR 4 @ 2PM
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
The Nutty Professor (1963) USA 1963, 107 min, Dir: Jerry Lewis APR 1 @ 2PM
To improve his social life, nerdy professor Julius drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, there’s one side effect: Buddy can’t control when he’ll change back into Julius.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Japan 2013, 137 min, Dir: Isao Takahata APR 29 @ 2PM, MAY 1 @ 7PM
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. Apr 29 – English dubbed – Free admission for kids 12 & under May 1 – Japanese with subtitles – Regular admission
Science in the Cinema Presented by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Science in the Cinema aims to illuminate the science in popular cinema and provide a venue for the public to learn about current research happening in Alberta. Each screening includes a discussion with an Alberta researcher in a related field. Free admission and free small popcorn.
Song of the Sea Ireland/ Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/ France 2014, 93 min, Dir: Tomm Moore MAR 18 @ 2PM Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. Growing up among humans, she escapes from her grandmother’s home with her older brother Ben to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.
Sing USA 2016, 108 min, Dir: Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings APR 22 @ 2:00PM In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater manager’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. 10
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them UK/USA 2016, 133 min, Dir: David Yates mar 25 @ 2PM
In this Harry Potter spinoff, the year is 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident but gets caught up in conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.
Lars and the Real Girl USA/Canada 2007, 106 min, Dir: Craig Gillespie MAR 23 @ 6:30PM
Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sisterin-law’s home. The only problem is that she’s not real - she’s a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he’s nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they’ve always loved. Q&A with Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services following the screening.
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MARCH 2017 SCHEDULE SUNDAY
7PM Double Indemnity – Bad Girls Movie Club 9:30PM The Salesman
7PM Call Her Applebroog – Art Docs 9:30PM Bugs – Digest This!
7PM I Am Not Your Negro 9PM Tampopo – Digest This! 11:30PM The Room
2PM Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Reel Family Cinema / Digest This! 4PM I Am Not Your Negro 7PM Tampopo – Digest This! 9:30PM I Am Not Your Negro
5 1:30PM FAVA Video Kitchen 4:30PM Seed: The Untold Story – Digest This! 7PM I Am Not Your Negro 9PM Soylent Green – Digest This!
6 7PM Tampopo – Digest This! 9:15PM I Am Not Your Negro
7PM ABBA: The Movie – Music Docs 9:15PM I Am Not Your Negro
7PM The Contender – EIWFF 9:30PM Bugs – Digest This!
7PM It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway – Local Filmmakers 9:30PM I Am Not Your Negro
7PM My Life as a Zucchini – Subtitled 9PM XX – DEDfemme
2PM My Life as a Zucchini – Dubbed – Reel Family Cinema TBA 7PM Le mépris – The French Film Festival 9:15PM My Life as a Zucchini – Subtitled
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
12 1:30PM Dream, Girl – eHUB 4:30PM Conte d’été – The French Film Festival 7PM Barrow Freedom Fighter – Barbados Canadian Association of Edmonton 9:30PM Julieta
19 1PM Sense & Sensibility – Afternoon Tea 4PM Le roi et l’oiseau – The French Film Festival 6:15PM TBA – Edmonton Movie Club 9:30PM Paterson
13 7PM My Life as a Zucchini – Dubbed 9PM Julieta
14 7PM La belle vie – The French Film Festival 9PM My Life as a Zucchini – Subtitled
15 7PM Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass – EIWFF 9:30PM Julieta
7PM Recycled Cinema – Festival of (In)appropriation 9:30PM My Life as a Zucchini - Subtitled
7PM Older Than Ireland 9PM Down by Law – The Celluloid Has Been Drinking: Tom Waits on Film
ST. PATRICKS DAY
20 7PM Pierrot le Fou – The French Film Festival 9:15PM My Life as a Zucchini - Subtitled
21 7PM Heel Kick – Local Filmmakers 9:15PM Julieta
22 TBA 9:30PM Paterson
6:30PM Lars and the Real Girl – Science in the Cinema 9:30PM Mystery Men – The Celluloid Has Been Drinking: Tom Waits on Film
7PM The Girl with All the Gifts 9:30PM Blade Runner: The Final Cut – Sci-Fi Cinema
2PM Song of the Sea – Reel Family Cinema 4PM Heel Kick! – Local Filmmakers 7PM La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur – The French Film Festival 9:30PM Growing Lighter, Growing Darker Music Video Festival
25 2PM Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Reel Family Cinema TBA 7:15PM Paterson 9:30PM The Girl with All the Gifts
JOUR DE LA FRANCOPHONIE
26 2PM Madame Presidenta: Why Not the U.S.? – EIWFF 4:30PM Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Quote-A-Long TBA 9:30PM Blade Runner: The Final Cut – Sci-Fi Cinema
27 6:30PM Superman – CJSR 9:30PM The Girl with All the Gifts
28 7PM The Girl with All the Gifts 9:15PM Paterson
29 7PM Art & Copy – REEL Learning 9:30PM A Man Called Ove
31 TBA 9:30PM Trainspotting
7PM World’s Best Commercials 2016 9:30PM A Man Called Ove
My Life as a Zucchini
APRIL 2017 SCHEDULE SUNDAY
1 1PM The Nutty Professor (1963) – Reel Family Cinema 4PM The Mask You Live In – Men Edmonton 7PM A Man Called Ove 9:30PM The Room The Adventures of Robin Hood
Singin In The Rain
2PM World’s Best Commercials 2016 4:30PM A Man Called Ove 7PM O, Brazen Age – Local Filmmakers 9:30PM Trainspotting
TBA 9:30PM World’s Best Commercials 2016
12:30PM Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner – Canada On Screen TBA 7PM About Her – Bust-A-Movie
7PM Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio – Music Docs 9:15PM A Man Called Ove
7PM Honouring Relations in Short – Reconciliation In Focus 9:30PM World’s Best Commercials 2016
12 TBA 9:30PM Toni Erdmann
6PM Private Event
APRIL FOOLS DAY
Double Feature 7PM Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – 25th Anniversary – Dream Logic 9:30PM David Lynch: The Art Life – Dream Logic
6 7PM Metro Shorts – Finale 9:30PM Toni Erdmann
13 7PM The Red Turtle 9:30PM The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – HOMO-CIDAL Drag Show – 18+ no minors
6:30PM Toni Erdmann Double Feature 9:30PM David Lynch: The Art Life – Dream Logic 11:15PM Eraserhead – Dream Logic
2PM Light the Lamp: Hockey Heritage with the Provincial Archives of Alberta 7PM The Elephant Man – Dream Logic 9:30PM Toni Erdmann
14 2PM The Red Turtle – Reel Family Cinema 4PM Singin’ in the Rain 7PM Maliglutit (Searchers) 9:30PM The Void – DEDFest – 18+ no minors GOOD FRIDAY
16 1PM Belle – Afternoon Tea 4PM Maliglutit (Searchers) 7PM The Red Turtle 9PM Hard Core Logo
17 2PM The Red Turtle – Reel Family Cinema 4PM The Last Waltz – 40th Anniversary 7PM The Red Turtle 9PM Maliglutit (Searchers)
7PM FAVA FEST
Mile Zero Dance TBA 7PM She’s Back in My Life – Local Filmmakers TBA
7PM The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) – Staff Pics 9:30PM Weirdos
1PM Albertan Filmmaking Pioneer: A Colin Low Tribute 4:15PM I Called Him Morgan 6:15PM TBA – Edmonton Movie Club 9:30PM Withnail & I - 30th Aniversary
7PM FAVA FEST
21 7PM Weirdos – FAVA FEST 8:45PM Live Weirdos: A conversation with Bruce McDonald & Daniel McIvor
10AM Saturday Morning AllYou-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party 2:15PM The Searchers (1956) 4:30PM Maliglutit (Searchers) 7PM Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Quote-A-Long 9:30PM The Red Turtle
22 2PM Sing – Reel Family Cinema TBA 7:15PM The Red Turtle 9PM Weirdos
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY
23 1PM Mr. Gaga – 24
7PM FAVA FEST
26 7PM Weirdos TBA
7PM Danish Girl – U of A Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advocacy Committee TBA
27 7PM Cheech – Strange Canada TBA
28 7PM I Called Him Morgan TBA
29 2PM The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Dubbed – Reel Family Cinema 4:30PM I Called Him Morgan TBA TBA
Reconciliation in Focus
Do you like your accents plummy and your passions refined? Afternoon Tea presents an array of costume dramas past and present, along with delectables from Whimsical Cakes, a selection of fine teas and stirring conversation. Host David Cheoros will be At Home to all visitors.
Sense & Sensibility USA/UK 1995, 136 min, Dir: Ang Lee MAR 19 @ 1PM
Sense and Sensibility - the movie you can watch a thousand times without ever tiring of it. This Austen classic reminds us that costume dramas can be complex, powerful, and tremendously funny. “Emma Thompson invests the character with a touching vulnerability, while Kate Winslet perfectly catches the confusions within the idealistically romantic, but betrayed, Marianne.” (Irish Times) They are supported by the immortal Allan Rickman, as well as Hugh Grant, Greg Wise, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie…and many spectacular locations in Devon. Austen Breakfast: Enjoy a Regency-inspired breakfast at 11AM, featuring pastries from Whimsical, a variety of fresh fruits, and an assortment of other delicacies. Gluten free options available. Tickets are $35 and include admission to the screening. Space is limited to 50 guests for this special occasion and advance purchase is recommended.
Sci-Fi Cinema Be it Contemporary or Golden-Age, Classic or Cult, Independent or Big-Budget, Feature or Short, Sci-Fi Cinema is a film series presenting the best in futuristic settings, alternative history, space opera, time travel, super humans, and extraterrestrial life.
This bi-monthly series, hosted by the U of A’s department of English and Film Studies, reflects on our ongoing responsibilities to the TRC’s Calls to Action, and to broader responsibilities to community and place. A panel of artists, Indigenous community members, and academics will follow each film to discuss the films relationship to local concerns about reconciliation.
Honouring Relations in Short: A Short-Film Retrospective APR 5 @ 7PM
Belle UK 2014, 100 min, Dir: Amma Asante APR 16 @ 1PM
“Describing her film as a hybrid of ‘the Jane Austen elements we know so well – the marriage market, the lives of girls growing up into society ladies, the romantic longing – combined with a story about the end of slavery’, Asante paints an enthralling portrait of a woman struggling to define her identity, caught between stairs in terms of social custom and protocol. Too elevated to eat with the servants, yet too lowly to dine (in company, at least) with her “family”, Dido must find her own space in a world in which her colour marks her as unique among her peers.” (Guardian)
REEL Learning Catch an interesting flick, and then dig a bit deeper into related current events and research with an industry expert and faculty member. This four-part series—which will feature films about everything from fine art to Fosse—is a partnership between MacEwan University and Metro Cinema.
Reconciliation in Focus presents an evening of short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada, featuring the work of artist and author Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg, and scholar Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Films will be a combination of experimental genres, animation, and documentaries. A panel following the screening will reflect on the politics of storytelling and the relationship between filmmaking and the labour of revitalizing relationships to family, place, and language.
Metro Shorts Finale Hosted by Mostly Water Theatre Canada 2016, Dir: Various apr 6 @ 7PM
Metro Shorts is a quarterly adjudicated short film event, hosted by Mostly Water Theatre and produced by Metro. Metro Shorts gives local filmmakers an opportunity to screen their work in front of a live audience, get priceless insights from industry professionals, and network with likeminded artists. Filmmakers whose films are selected for inclusion receive a $50 screening fee, with an additional $100 cash prize given to the winner of each event. A grand prize is presented at the end of the season. The winner is decided by accumulating points per event.
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Art & Copy USA 2009, 89 min, Dir: Doug Pray MAR 29 @ 7PM
Blade Runner: The Final Cut USA 1982, 117 min, Dir: Ridley Scott MAR 24 @ 9:30PM, MAR 26 @ 9:30PM
Blade Runner is a future-noir set in a bleak Los Angeles where only the unfortunate still reside, one of whom is Deckard, a detective who specializes in tracking down “Replicants”, near perfect humanoid robots, when they break from their programming. Ridley Scott’s Final Cut is the only version over which he had complete artistic control, and the result is an immersive experience that is at once bleaker and more wonderful in the truest sense. 14
Art & Copy reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation. Join assistant professor and program coordinator Robert Andruchow (M.Des., University of Alberta) from MacEwan University for an exploration of the thought and work behind some of the most influential advertising creatives since the 1960s.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) showcases some of the most significant movingimage productions ever made in Canada’s history based on a national poll of industry professionals, presented across the country throughout 2017. Free admission.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Canada 2001, 172 min, Dir: Zacharias Kunuk APR 9 @ 12:30PM
Centuries ago, in what would become the Canadian Arctic, Atuat is promised to wed the malevolent Oki, son of the leader of their tribe. But Atuat loves the good-natured Atanarjuat, who ultimately finds a way to marry her. Oki’s sister, Puja also fancies Atanarjuat, and when she causes strife between him and his brother Amaqjuaq, Oki seizes the opportunity to wreak a terrible revenge on Atanarjuat.
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy USA 2004, 97 min, Dir: Adam McKay MAR 26 @ 4:30PM
“I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate are sweetly clueless in this immortal satire on machismo in 1970’s journalism. Movember comes early as we celebrate scotch and San Diego in this special ‘afternoon delight’ edition of Metro’s Quote A Long series.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail UK 1975, 91 min, Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones APR 15 @ 7PM
A quote-along Holy Grail? Join Metro Cinema once again for our annual night of interactive silliness with King Arthur his knights of the Round Table as they face the French, a wizard named Tim, killer rabbits, and lessons in the use of holy hand grenades, on their quest from God: to find the Holy Grail. We’ll leave the subtitles on so you know when to say “NI” and “it’s just a flesh wound”, and join the peasant Dennis in his diatribe against the government.
HOMO-cidal drag show
The House of HOMO-CIDAL is a cult filminspired drag troupe hell bent on serving cinema, female impersonation and debauchery in one nasty bundle. This horde of devious mavens will provide entertainment before, during, and after your movie-viewing experience, twisting your minds for the better and hopefully the worst! 18+ licensed, no minors.
Have you ever wondered what your favourite cinema’s fine staff watches when they’re not at work? From the front of house to behind the scenes, each month one Metro staff member will present their must see film!
The Adventures of Robin Hood USA 1938, 102 min, Dir: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley Staff Pics: Emily APR 24 @ 7PM
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Australia 1994, 104 min, Dir: Stephan Elliott APR 13 @ 9:30PM
Two drag queens, Mitzi and Felicia, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, are contracted to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. Along the way, the act encounters any number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while Bernadette becomes increasingly concerned about the path her life has taken. 18+ licensed, no minors. 16
Rediscover the classic tale of Robin Hood and his band of merry men! Winner of 3 Academy Awards and the first of Warner Brothers’ films to be shot in 3 strip Technicolor, it dazzled audiences with its colourful costumes, sweeping action, and romantic charm. Set in 12th Century England, Saxon noble-turnedoutlaw Robin of Locksley unites the poor and oppressed to fight the treacherous Prince John and his accomplices. Ultimately awaiting the return of their good King, Richard the Lionheart, Robin and his band fight for justice and freedom.
Emily Nokes is a Front of House Rep, currently taking a semester off to attend NAIT. She studied History and Anthropology at the U of A, but left academia after graduation to become an Automotive Tech. She loves making popcorn.
Ever wonder what makes a film feel Canadian? Is there something in the water or does the winter make us odd? Join Strange Canada as we explore the weirder side of Canadian film. The series will delve into the psyche of our national cinema and pull some diamonds from the coal. Documenting 5 decades and diverse directors from across this nation, Strange Canada will expose you to some of the best and strangest homegrown entertainment around. Curated by Maggie Hardy and Allan Mullholland.
Cheech Canada 2006, 104 min Dir: Patrice Sauvé French with subtitles APR 27 @ 7PM
A rarely screened gem of Quebec cinema, Cheech is an intersection in the lives of several depressed people experiencing the worst day of their lives. And every choice they make in their quest for happiness just makes things worse. The film focuses on Ron (Patrice Robitaille) the clinically depressed owner of a small Montreal escort agency. He discovers his photo-book of escorts has been stolen and suspects Cheech, the mysterious owner of a rival agency and sets out to find him. Darkly comic, beautifully shot and with a great Montreal flavor, this is Quebec film at its quirky best.
Trainspotting UK 1996,94 min, Dir: Danny Boyle MAR 30 @ 9:30PM, APR 2 @ 9:30PM
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dim-bulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and cleancut athlete Tommy, who’s never touched drugs but can’t help being curious about them.
Singin’ in the Rain – Debbie Reynolds Tribute USA 1952, 103 min, Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly APR 14 @ 4PM
Song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, hearttugging romance and surreal comedy - shake well, add an umbrella and you’ve got the sublime cocktail that makes Singin’ in the Rain one of the most memorable and successful musicals of the past century. Gene Kelly shines as silent-movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career and leading lady are imperilled by the coming of sound, until he hooks up with lovely ingénue Kathy Selden, played by the sublime Debbie Reynolds.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS & EVENTS FAVA The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports the production, exhibition and distribution of film, video and media art in Northern Alberta. Call 780-429-1671 or visit fava.ca for more details.
The Searchers USA 1956, 119 min, Dir: John Ford APR 15 @ 2:15PM
A film about one man’s troubling moral codes, John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a former Confederate soldier who returns to his brother’s cabin three years after war. A loner not comfortable in the bosom of his family, Ethan also harbors a bitter hatred of “Indians.” The result is a remarkable portrait of a man incapable of answering to anyone but himself, who ultimately has more in common with his despised “Indians” than with his more “civilized” brethren. Inspired by The Searchers, and shot in Nunavut, see Maliglutit (Searchers) April 14 – 17.
Hard Core Logo Canada 1996, 92 min, Dir: Bruce McDonald APR 16 @ 9PM
Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface. See Bruce McDonald’s latest film Weirdos April 21 – 25.
The Last Waltz – 40th Anniversary
Video Kitchen MAR 5 @ 1:30PM
FAVA is proud to present new works from their introductory digital film course, Video Kitchen. With a healthy mix of theory and practice, Video Kitchen offers aspiring film and video artists the opportunity to gain new skills and develop their own personal vision within a supportive and collaborative environment. The class culminates with each student shooting and editing their own short film. Admission by donation
April 18 – 21, 2017
The 6th annual FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival springs into action Apr. 18–22. It kicks off with Best of the Fest – films by FAVA filmmakers, and Films from Away – short films from the likes of the Sundance Film Festival. FAVA is thrilled to showcase Bruce McDonald and Daniel MacIvor at the Friday Night Feature with their latest collaboration Weirdos (see page 7), followed by an in-depth Q&A with the artists. Closing night finds is at FAVA headquarters (9722 102 St) for the Backyard Bash where the recipients of the Production Awards and Outstanding Achievement Award winners are announced.
USA 1978, 117 min, Dir: Martin Scorsese APR 17 @ 4PM
Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco’s Winterland: The Band performs their last concert after 16 years on the road. Scorsese’s camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews the Band’s five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road. The friendships, the harmonies, the hijinks, and the wear and tear add up to a last waltz.
Withnail & I – 30th Anniversary UK 1987, 107 min, Dir: Bruce Robinson APR 30 @ 9:30PM
In London, 1969 - two ‘resting’ (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail’s uncle Monty’s country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there’s no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood.
Edmonton International Women’s Film Festival The Edmonton International Women’s Film Fest (EIWFF) is in its second year running (with new name) at Metro Cinema. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, it is a multi-day event that uses film, panels, presenters, music, authors and art to engage all in conversations about the wellbeing and advancement of women and girls in Edmonton and around the world. This year’s theme is Women and Politics. Festival pass: $20.
The Contender USA/Germany/UK 2000, 126 min, Dir: Rod Lurie MAR 8 @ 7PM (pre-show @ 5:30)
A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations.
Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass Canada 2000, 70 min, Dir: Michel Jones MAR 15 @ 7PM (pre-show @ 5:30)
This feature documentary is a portrait of Kim Campbell, who won the Tory leadership after Brian Mulroney’s resignation and became Canada’s nineteenth prime minister in 1993. This film documents the doomed campaign through never-before-seen interviews with Campbell, her family, colleagues and members of the media. They reflect on what brought such a hopeful candidacy to such an astounding upset. Screens with short film Day of Change – 23 min, Dir: Kelly Wolfert.
Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.? Live Weirdos: a conversation with Bruce McDonald & Daniel McIvor APRIL 21 @ 8:45PM (45 minutes)
Following the 7PM screening of their new film Weirdos, director Bruce McDonald and screenwriter Daniel MacIvor sit down for a lively discussion of their film and careers, with a reception to follow. Supported by TELUS. Admission by donation (suggested $10) or free with Weirdos ticket.
Brazil/USA 2014, 51 min, Dir: Heather Arnet MAR 26 @ 2PM (pre-show @ 12:30)
Heather Arnet’s grandmother Vivian is the daughter of an American suffragist. Her whole life she dreamed of someday electing the first female President of the Unites States. Inspired by her grandmother’s hopes, other countries successes, and the failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton, Arnet travels to Brazil to explore how so many other countries have elected female presidents before the United States. Screens with short film 25 percent: A Documentary – 36 min, Dir: Adam Caplan. metrocinema.org
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Le Festival du Film Français / The French Film Festival International Francophonie Day (March 20) is celebrated every year around the world to promote the French language and its numerous cultural expressions. In partnership with Metro Cinema, the Alliance Française d’Edmonton proudly presents Le Festival du Film Francais / The French Film Festival! Festival pass: $30 MARCH 11 – 20, 2017
La Belle Vie (The Good Life) France 2013, 93 min, Dir: Jean Denizot French with subtitles MAR 14 @ 7PM
Le Mépris (Contempt) France/Italy 1963, 110 min, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard French with subtitles MAR 11 @ 7PM
A screenwriter’s marriage disintegrates while he is rewriting Homer’s Odyssey as his wife spends time with the movie producer. Le Mépris was the biggest budget film of Godard’s career, and he found himself working with a star of Brigitte Bardot’s magnitude for the first time.
Conte d’été (A Summer’s Tale) France 1996, 113 min, Dir: Éric Rohmer French with subtitles MAR 12 @ 4:30PM
During summer vacation, a self-absorbed young troubadour finds his romantic life suddenly in overdrive as three women compete for his attention. As he spends time with each, he finds his feelings even further conflicted.
eHUB eHUB is the University of Alberta’s entrepreneurship centre, which offers resources and funding, to give members the unique opportunity to explore projects, initiatives, and ventures.
Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law for ten years, ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father into hiding. When the authorities discover their whereabouts, they are forced to move again and Pierre disappears. Alone with his father on an island in the Loire River, Sylvain meets Gilda: his first girl, his first crush, and the first stop on his way to his own good life.
La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur (Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart) France 2014, 111 min, Dir: Cédric Anger French with subtitles MAR 18 @ 7PM
In this crime drama based on the real-life hunt for a serial killer in late ‘70s France, a mentally disturbed cop goes on a murderous spree targeting women. The rest of the police department slowly realize that the killer is among them and begin to close in.
Barbados-Canadian Association of Edmonton The Barbados-Canadian Association of Edmonton promotes and exposes the culture and history of Barbados to the Edmonton Community. Its members volunteer their time and resources to other non-profit groups and support causes in both Barbados and Edmonton.
France 1980, 83 min, Dir: Paul Grimault French with subtitles MAR 19 @ 4PM
Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical The King and the Mockingbird follows a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king.
Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) France/Italy 1965, 110 min, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard French with subtitles MAR 20 @ 7PM
Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Pierrot abandons his wife and infant daughter for the new babysitter, a woman he’d loved and lost several years earlier, and they embark on a haphazard road to tragedy.
Festival of (In)appropriation #9 Founded in 2009, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short, audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, and other media and repurpose them in “inappropriate” and inventive ways.
World-wide 2016, 80 min, Dir: Various MAR 16 @ 7PM
USA 2016, 85 min, Dir: Erin Bagwell MAR 12 @ 1:30PM
The documentary focuses on five women’s experiences as entrepreneurs, from being underestimated by their male counterparts, to getting the courage to take the leap and quit their nine-tofives, to finding funding and financing for their start-ups, and taking a break from their careers to focus on their families. Each woman has an authentic story unique to her individual experience, yet we learn our stories are interconnected in ways that uplift us all, in business and in life. No Metro passes. Panel discussion following the screening.
Le roi et l’oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird)
Barrow: Freedom Fighter Barbados 2016, 82 min, Dir: Marcia Weekes MAR 12 @ 7PM
Barrow: Freedom Fighter is a docu-drama film produced by Step By Step Films of Barbados. It is about Errol Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados, a veteran of The Royal Air Force and an iconic Barbadian and Caribbean leader. Tickets $15. No Metro passes.
Curators Jaimie Baron, Greg Cohen, and Lauren Berliner are delighted to present the latest edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum, the program features an astonishing variety and complexity of moving-image appropriation art, including a riotous YouTube reaction video mash-up, an exquisite found-footage ready-made, a queerAsian-American homage to Hollis Frampton, several sublime works of cut-out animation, and a pseudo-documentary (or is it?) about the lost work of an early-Soviet scientist dedicated to the exploration of “human mental projection”. metrocinema.org
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Older Than Ireland Ireland 2016, 81 min, Dir: Alex Fegan MAR 17 @ 7PM
Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny, and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life in modern day Ireland. Skype Q&A following the screening.
The Celluloid Has Been Drinking: Tom Waits on Film “God’s away on business,” howled the voice from the car radio. Like most of the people who know Tom Waits, I know him through his trademark whiskey-soaked growl. His music was a companion for many years; I didn’t discover his films until over a decade later. The trickster behind the voice captivated me even more: the ability to play with life is in all of us, but few wear it as well as Mr. Waits.” Curated by Ryn Climenhaga.
Local Filmmakers Metro Cinema supports the creative vision of talented local filmmakers from Edmonton, and across Alberta, through public screenings and special events.
Heel Kick! Canada 2017, 85 min, Dir: Danny Mac MAR 18 @ 4PM, MAR 21 @ 7PM
Heel Kick! is the second feature from Edmontonborn filmmaker Danny Mac. This “documentary” chronicles the journey of wannabe pro-wrestlers, Reggie (Danny Mac) and Maurice (Chris Wilcox). Despite lacking any trace of athleticism, intelligence, or drive, these backyard wrestlers are certain they’ll become the next big thing in the business - no matter how many years they waste boozing or mooching off their parents. Tickets $13.50. Metro passes: only Silver Screen passes. Tickets include: admission to Heel Kick!, Q&A with the director and cast following the screening, and access to the official afterparty at Nightjar.
Down by Law USA/West Germany 1986, 107 min, Dir: Jim Jarmusch English and Italian with subtitles MAR 17 @ 9PM
What do an out of work disc jockey, a pimp, and an Italian have in common? A single jail cell in New Orleans. When Zack (Tom Waits) and Jack (John Lurie) are both arrested and jailed for a crime they did not commit, they are placed in a jail cell with Roberto; a cheerful Italian man convicted of manslaughter. Despite their differences, they must learn to work together if they want to escape their predicament.
O, Brazen Age Canada 2015, 90 min, Dir: Alexander Carson APR 2 @ 7PM
Part coming-of-age story, part art-cinema meditation on photography, souvenirs, and collections, O, Brazen Age creates a tender and haunting portrait of friendship and faith in the 21st century. Q&A following the screening.
Edmonton Music Video Festival
She’s Back in My Life – web series Launch CANADA 2016, 60 min, Dir: Vamski Kurli APR 23 @ 7PM
This web series follows David, a small town boy who envisions a liberating life in a metropolitan city. He lives with a beautiful and loving partner, has a high paying job, and is ready to settle down. Just as he thinks he has a picture perfect life, David unexpectedly finds out some shocking news from his high school sweetheart that will change his life forever. Tickets $10. No Metro passes.
It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway Edmonton Film Prize Winner Canada 2015, 96 min, Dir: Chris Craddock MAR 9 @ 7PM A rich and famous self-help guru’s controversial philosophy of extreme selfishness is put to the ultimate test when his only daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom. Q&A following the screening.
Albertan Filmmaking Pioneer: A Colin Low Tribute APR 30 @ 1PM
Celebrating one of Canada’s most influential filmmakers, Colin Low (1923-2016), The National Film Board (NFB), Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), and Metro Cinema present a retrospective of some of his most famous short films. Colin Low’s career at the NFB spanned over six decades and more than 200 productions. Free Admission
The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952), Corral (1954), City of Gold (1957), Universe (1960), Circle of the Sun (1961), In the Labyrinth (1979)
CJSR Film Night
Superman USA/UK/Panama/Switzerland 1978, 143 min, Dir: Richard Donner MAR 27 @ 6:30PM
Mystery Men USA 1999, 121 min, Dir: Kinka Usher MAR 23 @ 9:30PM
In the buzzing metropolis of Champion City, an ineffective but determined group of wouldbe superheroes - Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), the Shoveler (William H. Macy), and the Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) - attempt to make a name for themselves, despite being constantly upstaged by the city’s cherished superhero, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear).
Growing Lighter Growing Darker – Edmonton Music Video Festival MAR 18 @ 9:30PM
Fans of local music won’t want to miss this curated selection of music videos made by local musicians and filmmakers, from the 1980s to today. Come see handpicked classics and unexpected gems from artists like Wilfred N & the Grown Men, Mitchmatic, Tzadeka, Neo A4, and many others. Some of the artists featured on the screen will also perform live at the event!
Same old story: boy is born on the distant planet of Krypton, boy is sent to Earth to spare him from his home planet’s imminent demise, boy meets girl, boy passes as mild-mannered reporter while saving his adopted planet from a similar fate to Krypton. Christopher Reeve heads a stellar cast including Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. Director Richard Donner and his team breathed new life into an old comic book, rejuvenating the big budget superhero movie subgenre with intelligence and wit. Free admission CJSR presents this free community appreciation screening of an Alberta-filmed classic, dedicated to all the superheroes who volunteer with and donate to our beloved station. Optional donations support the operating costs of CJSR FM 88.5. metrocinema.org
Mile Zero Dance Mile Zero Dance Society is a contemporary dance company creating original dynamic interdisciplinary works focusing on performance, collaboration and training. The company is involved in education, presentation, and professional development activities to support contemporary dance. milezerodance.com
Mr. Gaga Israel/Sweden/Germany/Netherlands 2015, 100 min, Dir: Tomer Heymann Hebrew & English with subtitles APR 23 @ 1PM
Filmed over a period of 8 years, Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Through a mix of intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive, and breathtaking dance sequences, the film creates a portrait of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Dance performance @ 1PM. Film @ 1:30PM.
World’s Best Commercials
Best of Cannes Lions 2016: World’s Best Commercials MAR 31 @ 7PM, APR 2 @ 2PM, APR 3 @ 9:30PM, APR 5 @ 9:30PM
Don’t miss the screening of the Best of Cannes 2016: World’s Best Commercials. Winners are selected from over 35,000 entries, representing 94 countries, providing a fascinating window into the world of advertising. This year’s highlight reel captures the best and most interesting award-winning work from the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Men Edmonton MEN Edmonton (ME) is a volunteer-led grassroots organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of male identifying persons and those connected to them by addressing issues related to men’s wellbeing, health, relationships, and male-perpetrated forms of violence.
The Mask You Live In USA 2015, 97 min, Dir: Jennifer Siebel Newsom APR 1 @ 4PM
Men Edmonton, in cooperation with the City of Edmonton, bring together community leaders to explore the intersections of masculinity, mentalhealth, gender-based violence, and isolation. A film screening of The Mask You Live In and panel discussion explore promising approaches to increasing the wellbeing of individuals. Free admission 22
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Light the Lamp: Hockey Heritage APR 8 @ 2PM & 4PM
Skates carving up fresh ice or the sight of a puck flying through the air, few things are as deeply imbedded in the Canadian psyche as hockey. Celebrate “the best game you can name” at the 32nd annual Provincial Archives of Alberta film event! At 2PM experience this free matinee screening and view a selection of hockey-related audiovisual materials from our holdings. Then, stay for The Boys on the Bus at 4PM – a documentary that follows the Edmonton Oilers through the 1986-87 NHL hockey season as they battle for their third Stanley Cup. Free admission
Bust-A-Movie Bust-A-Movie is a unique fundraising event featuring a short film About Her in partnership with Rethink Breast Cancer. The evening will include a screening of this film, a brief discussion panel, silent auction, and wine and appetizers. All proceeds support the Bust-A-Move for Breast Health event which raises money for breast cancer research and clinical trials at the Cross Cancer Institute.
About Her Canada 2009, 60 min, Dir: Phyllis Ellis APR 9 @ 7PM
About Her tells the intimate story of nine young women facing life in the wake of their HER2+ breast cancer diagnosis. Filled with humour and candour, each woman’s unique experience is woven together into a shared portrait of each painful and hopeful chapter of discovery, treatment, and recovery. Blog narrations voiced by Kim Cattrall. Tickets at Eventbrite. No Metro Passes.
Saturday Morning All-You-CanEat-Cereal Cartoon Party!
Saturday Morning All-YouCan-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party Various, 120 min, Curator: Kier-La Janisse APR 15 @ 10AM
It’s the return of the Saturday Morning All-YouCan-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party, curated by film programmer, writer, and pop culture connoisseur Kier-La Janisse. It’s that special time when kids and kids-at-heart get to relive the exciting Saturday Morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons, and binge on the multi-colored sugary cereals that used to be a part of every “balanced” breakfast! 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! Adult: $14, Student/Senior: $12, Child 12 & Under: $10 - Admission includes cereal. Metro passes: only Silver Screen passes accepted.
Dream Logic: David Lynch “I don’t remember my dreams too much. I hardly have ever gotten ideas from nighttime dreams. But I love daydreaming and dream logic and the way dreams go.” – David Lynch
David Lynch: The Art Life USA/Denmark 2016, 90 min, Dir: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes APR 7 @ 9:30PM, APR 12 @ 9:30PM
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch’s own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.
Eraserhead USA 1977, 89 min, Dir: David Lynch APR 7 @ 11:15PM
A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he’s the father of a hideously deformed baby. Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity. Double feature with David Lynch: The Art Life @ 9:30; tickets $20 for Adults and $15 for Student/Senior.
The Elephant Man – John Hurt Tribute USA/UK 1980, 124 min, Dir: David Lynch APR 8 @ 7PM John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – 25th Anniversary USA 1992, 135 min, Dir: David Lynch APR 12 @ 7PM
This dark drama is the prequel to the TV series, Twin Peaks. A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer. The film tells of the bizarre and twisted circumstances that led to her murder – where the television series began. Double feature with David Lynch: The Art Life @ 9:30; tickets $20 for Adults and $15 for Student/Senior.
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