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September 2013 SCHEDULE Provincial Archives Pre-show/// This month, the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) is presenting short clips from Harriet’s Magic Hats, an educational children’s show that was created in Edmonton and ran locally on ACCESS TV from 1980 to 1986. In each episode, a young girl named Susan is transported into different work places by means of her Aunt Harriet’s magic hats. These clips feature Susan learning about vegetable processing, dentistry, pasta making, welding and sheep farming. For more info, contact PAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780 427 - 1750. Enjoy the show!
Blazing Saddles USA 1974, 93 min, Digital, Dir: Mel Brooks 1 @ 9:15PM
Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modeled on Marlene Dietrich.(Robert Firsching, Rovi). A Flood Relief Fundraiser. Proceeds to The Calgary Arts Flood Rebuild funds will support artists and arts organizations from across southern Alberta as they recover from the devastating impacts of the flood.
Blackfish USA 2013, 83 min, Digital, Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite 2 @ 12PM & 7PM, 3 @ 9:30PM, 16 @ 7PM (Customer Appreciation Night)
Back by audience demand, Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Director Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the lives and losses of the trainers, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion-dollar sea-park industry.
Music Docs/// A monthly film series featuring music documentaries, from classic to contemporary. Curated by Tim Rechner, and co-presented with CJSR and Blackbyrd Myoozik.
Bloodied But Unbowed Canada 2010, 75 min, Digital, Dir: Susanne Kumi Tabata 3 @ 7PM
Bloodied But Unbowed chronicles the late 1970s/ early 1980s Vancouver punk rock scene. Vancouver filmmaker Susanne Tabata’s documentary tells a tale of rebellion and music - a fiercely independent scene created from nothing and played out in a microcosm of urban squalor. Told by its surviving stars, their accounts are suffused with both humour and gritty realism - a distinctly Vancouver vibe. A brutally honest story from the streets and stages of the West Coast through interviews, music, photos, and archival performances. Sept 3 screening: Q&A in person with musicians Mary Jo Kopechne and Brad Kentinmi, Skpe with filmmaker Susanne Tabata. Encore Sept 8 @ 4:15PM
Only God Forgives France 2013, 90 min, Digital, Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn 6 @ 9:15PM, 7 @ 2PM & 7PM, 8 @ 9:30PM
Director Refn’s hypnotic follow-up to his worldwide hit Drive focuses on Julian (Ryan Gosling), an ex-pat American who fled the US after killing a cop and now manages a Muay Thai boxing club in Bangkok as a front for a narcotics ring. After ten years, Julian is reunited with his mother Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas), the head of a large criminal organization, who arrives in Thailand to claim the body of her other son, who was murdered after savagely attacking a young prostitute. Hell-bent on revenge, Crystal forces Julian to descend into the Bangkok underworld to find the man responsible - a bloody quest that leads Julian to Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), a retired cop with a samurai sword who just might be the earthly incarnation of the Buddhist god of retribution. (TIFF)
The Room USA 2003, 99 min, 35mm, Dir: Tommy Wiseau 6 @ 11:30PM
The Hunt (Jagten) Denmark 2012, 115 min, Digital, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg, Danish w/ subtitles 6, 12 @ 7PM, 7 @ 4PM & 9PM, 8 @ 2PM, 10, 11 @ 9:30PM, 15 @ 4PM
Following a tough divorce, 40 year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But with a small comment and a random lie, things go awry. As the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. Shock and mistrust get out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely battle for his life and dignity. “One of the year’s defining and most controversial films, The Hunt is an intelligent and disturbing dissection of Danish society, as ferocious as director Vinterberg’s international breakthrough The Celebration.” (TIFF)
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Crime Watch/// From thriller to comedy and classic to contemporary, Crime Watch offers a diverse and provocative glimpse into the cinematic criminal world. Curated by Laura O’Connor.
Rope USA 1948, 80 min, Digital, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock 8 @ 7pm
Adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s 1929 play of the same name, Rope is believed to be inspired by the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case. Under the guise of an intellectual exercise Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger) murder their former classmate David Kentley, hide his body in an antique trunk in their living room and host a dinner party. Their unwitting guests include David’s father, his fiancée Janet, former best friend Kenneth and their old schoolteacher Rupert Cadell (Jimmy Stewart) from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. Filmed continuously in 10 minute long sequences and edited to look like one take, Rope is considered Hitchcock’s most experimental film. Starting with a scream and ending with a gunshot, Crime Watch invites you along to Brandon and Phillip’s dinner party.
Waste Land Brazil/ UK 2010, 99 min, Digital, Dir: Lucy Walker 11 @ 7PM
Be a part of Latitude 53’s first film night at Metro as they showcase the film, Waste Land, which shows us how artists find ideas and concepts for their work from the most unlikely sources and demonstrates the power of art to spark curiosity and cultural awareness in even the most underprivileged people. The documentary follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” - self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. The collaboration that follows with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. For more info about Latitude53 Gallery visit: latitude53.org.
Metro Cinema Anniversary Week: September 13 - 19 Join us as we celebrate our second year at the Garneau Theatre! We hope you’ll attend some of the exciting screenings and events that will be happening. We’ll also be showcasing some of our regular and monthly partnerships and series.
Metro Cinema Anniversary Party 13 @ 7PM
A Single Man USA 2009, 99 min, Digital, Dir: Tom Ford 10 @ 7PM
It’s November 30, 1962. George Falconer (Colin Firth), an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, has decided to get his affairs in order and commit suicide that evening. George has been finding it difficult to cope with life since Jim, his partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months ago, a tragedy complicated by the deception of Jim’s bigoted family. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the end and reminisces about his life with Jim, George encounters people who see his sadness and affect his thoughts about his actions. Free Admission. Presented by the Crisis Support Centre and Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region. Part of the 12th annual Lift The Silence: Suicide Awareness Week: Sept 8 to 14. For more info: 780-732-6647.
You are invited to help us kick-off our annual Anniversary Week with a party! The evening will include a live film performance by Lindsay McIntyre, a split-ticket draw (like a silent auction, but more fun), music from DJ Das Booth, screening of Bumpers by local filmmakers, drinks - and a 40th anniversary screening of the Perry Henzell’s classic Jamaican crime film with Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come. Come on down and help us celebrate! FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN! 7PM: Doors 8PM: A Northern Portrait, a live film performance by Lindsay McIntyre 11PM: The Harder They Come (Free for party attendees)
A Northern Portrait Canada 2012, 28 min, Film Projection Performance, Dir: Lindsay McIntyre 13 @ 8PM
A personal meditation on the Arctic in the form of a live performance on nine looping 16mm projectors. Images are built and layered with high-contrast mattes and colour textures on four projectors on a single screen, creating one changing image. The optical audio tracks are looped in tandem with the imagery and mixed live on five additional 16mm projectors.
The Harder They Come Jamaica 1972, 120 min, Digital, Dir: Perry Henzell 40th Anniversary Screening! 13 @ 11PM, 15 @ 9PM
The age-old story of country boy, urban corruption - and a bad end. The guy is Jimmy Cliff, the city is Kingston, the bad business is the reggae industry - and the crime is killing a cop who’s in on the ‘ganja’ trade. The film’s tone is righteously angry, but it doesn’t go for the easy targets: it views Cliff’s image of himself as a hero as ironically as it denounces police violence and missionary-style religion. Along the way, it offers a richly textured picture of Jamaican shanty-town life, composed with a terrific eye for detail. The action is as gutsy as the well-integrated score, which makes the movie’s Hollywood-style gloss a little anomalous, but the basic humour and toughness emerge unscathed. (Time Out)
Saturday Morning All-YouCan-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party Various, 150 min, Digital, Dir: Kier-La Janisse 14 @ 10AM Back by super-popular demand and it’s an all new program of cartoons! Remember Saturday morning? You’d wake up before anybody else, turn on the TV and watch cartoons for hours on end while gobbling down something sugarcoated. Put on your best PJs and experience it all over again on the big screen! Programmed for all - ages, the cereal will be all-you-can-eat and the cartoons (hand-picked from the 70s & 80s) will last over 2 hours! Admission (includes cereal): $10 Adults, $8 Students /Seniors, Children $6
14 @ 8PM (Doors @ 7PM, Show @ 8PM)
Everyone’s 3rd favourite, local late-night talk show is taking over Metro Cinema! Edmonton Wowie will be commandeering the big red curtain for a cavalcade of local talent and luminaries. Interviews with Don Iveson, Trevor Anderson and performances from Colleen Brown and Craig Schram, just to name a few! This will all be hosted by local weirdo, Jon Mick! Come celebrate Edmonton, Metro Cinema and yourselves (c’mon, you deserve it)! Tickets $10. Advance available at Blackbyrd and Barber Ha.
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Graphic Content/// Curated by Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser, presented by Metro Cinema and Warp One Comics and Games. graphiccontent.org
Touch of Evil USA 1958, 95 min, Digital, Dir: Orson Welles 15 @ 2PM, 15, 19 @ 7PM, 17 @ 9:30 PM, 22 @ 4:30PM A wonderfully offhand genesis marked this brief and unexpected return to Hollywood film- making for Orson Welles. And the result more than justified the arrogance of the gesture. A sweaty thriller conundrum on character and corruption, justice and the law, worship and betrayal, it plays havoc with moral ambiguities as self-righteous Mexican cop Charlton Heston goes up against Welles’ monumental Hank Quinlan, the old-time detective of vast and wearied experience who goes by instinct, gets it right, but fabricates evidence to make his case. Set in the backwater border hell-hole of Los Robles, inhabited almost solely by patented Wellesian grotesques, it’s shot to resemble a nightscape from Kafka. (Time Out)
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Blackfish USA 2013, 83 min, Digital, Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite 16 @ 7PM
The Act Of Killing - Director’s Cut Denmark/ Norway/ UK, 159 min, Digital, Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer 16 @ 9PM
In this chilling and inventive documentary executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, The Act of Killing examines a country where killers are celebrated as heroes and the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the american movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. This one-time Director’s Cut screening features 44 minutes of previously unseen material.
turkey shoot/// A monthly celebration of aesthetically challenged films, hosted live by Dave Clarke and Jeff Page (with special sarcastic guests).
Batman Returns USA 1992, 126 min, Digital, Dir. Tim Burton 17 @ 7PM
Michael Keaton’s second outing as the Dark Knight Detective finds him up against a devilish duo of villains: the mysterious Penguin (Danny Devito) is a repellent sewer-dweller who embarks upon a Gotham City mayoral campaign, while Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) threatens Batman with both her acrobatic fighting style and in his personal life as her alter-ego Selina Kyle. Graphic Content returns for our last season opener with one of the most visually engaging and narratively twisted entries in the Batman film series!
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Prophecy USA 1979, 102 min, Digital, Dir: John Frankenheimer 19 @ 9PM
IMDB describes the plot as “A log company’s waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.” We describe the plot as “Normally excellent filmmakers force Talia Shire to be molested by a giant killer bear-monster.” The director of The Birdman of Alcatraz and the writer of The Omen conspire to create a film that seems to be a combination of Gentle Ben and It’s Alive. We hope that the giant killer bear-monster is the movie’s protagonist.
18 @ 7PM
If you’ve ever wanted to be a porn star for a night but not a lifetime, Blue Revue is the place to do it. Featuring fun and sexy DIY porn from Edmonton and across Canada, the 4th annual Blue Revue offers a safe way to express your sexuality, without the dangers associated with sending your naughty videos around the Internet. After the films are screened, celebrated and voted on by the audience and prizes are awarded, they’re destroyed (live, on stage!) Those nude images of you are gone forever, never to surface unexpectedly in your loved ones’ inboxes or at your next PhD thesis defense. Presented by Steamwhistle Beer. For more info: bluerevue.ca. Advance tickets: $20 Tix on the Square, $25 at the door. 18+ Event. Sorry, no Metro passes. After the event there is a free screening of Orgazmo.
Orgazmo USA/ Japan 1997, 94 min, Digital, Dir: Trey Parker 18 @ 9:30PM
Trey Parker, creator of TV’s South Park, knocked out this cheap ‘n’ cheerful comedy while his animated delinquents were little more than a gleam across his cherubic face. The plot is pure silliness: pretty Mormon boy Joe Young (Parker) comes to the city and winds up starring in a porn flick under the dastardly direction of Maxxx Orbison, meets with national acclaim, but subsequently turns the tables on his scheming Svengali with the help of his screen sidekick Ben, aka ‘Choda Boy’, and the Orgazmatron, a home-invented ray gun which induces an instant orgasm. (Time Out) free admission
Hannah Arendt Germany 2012, 113 min, Dir: Margarethe von Trotta, German w/ subtitles 20, 24 @ 7PM, 22 @ 2:15PM 22 @ 9PM, 26 @ 9:30PM, 29 @ 12:15PM
German auteur director von Trotta has long been fascinated by history’s great women.... With her new film, she tackles a crucial episode in the life of another great twentieth-century icon: the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, as magnificently incarnated by von Trotta’s frequent collaborator, the great Barbara Sukowa. Chronicling Arendt’s visit to Jerusalem in 1961 to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Nazis’ genocidal “Final Solution” during World War II, von Trotta brilliantly dramatizes the process by which Arendt began to formulate what would be her most lasting, and controversial, contribution to contemporary political thought: the “banality of evil,” evil not as diabolical intent but as unthinking, almost offhanded ignorance of the consequences of one’s actions. (TIFF)
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12PM Blackfish 1:30PM The Sheepdogs Have at It 3:30PM BEST OF THE WEST/// The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 7PM Blackfish 9PM Dirty Wars
1PM Dirty Wars 2:45PM Free the Mind 4:30PM Goldfinger 7PM Dirty Wars 9:15PM FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISER/// Blazing Saddles
17 7PM GRAPHIC CONTENT/// Batman
customer Appreciation night: Free Admission
2PM Touch of Evil 4PM The Hunt
7PM MENTAL HEALTH /// A Single Man 9:30PM The Hunt
7PM CRIME WATCH/// Rope 9PM Private Event
2PM The Hunt 4:15PM Bloodied but Unbowed 6:15PM EDM MOVIE CLUB/// Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum 9:30PM Only God Forgives
7PM MUSIC DOCS/// Bloodied but Unbowed 9:30PM Blackfish
7PM BLUE REVUE 9:30PM Orgazmo
7PM LATITUDE 53/// Waste Land 9:30PM The Hunt
7PM BEST OF THE WEST/// The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 10PM The Iceman
September 2013 SCHEDULE
See you at the cinema, Metro Cinema’s Programming Team
7PM Touch of Evil 9PM TURKEY SHOOT///
7PM Hannah Arendt 9:15PM Our Nixon
7PM Metro Anniversary Party 11PM The Harder They Come
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7PM The Hunt 9:15PM Only God Forgives 11:30PM The Room
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12PM DOCTORS W/O BORDERS/// Triage
10AM Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party 7PM EDMONTON WOWIE!!
2PM Only God Forgives 4PM The Hunt 7PM Only God Forgives 9PM The Hunt
Adult Six pack $50 Student/Senior Six pack $40 Friends of Metro $12/year (for $2 off per screening) Silver Screen $200
Adult $10 (Matinee $8) Student/Senior $8 (Matinee $6) children under 13 $6
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And finally, we have a fantastic selection of world cinema to choose from: The Hunt, an award-winning Danish film with Mads Mikkelsen; from Germany, Margarethe von Trotta’s film about the life of German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist: Hannah Arendt; the acclaimed crime thriller Drug War from Hong Kong director Johnie To; and a gripping survival tale involving a fishing boat in the Westman Islands in Iceland, The Deep.
This month, two of our regular monthlies return from summer break: Graphic Content: A Comic Book Film Series with the aptly chosen Batman Returns and Gateway to Cinema, the University student newspaper, screens The Breakfast Club.
It’s that time of year again and we invite you to help celebrate our second year in the Garneau Theatre with a week of great films and events, Sept 13 – 19th. We kick off with a fun party on Friday night that includes a live film performance by Lindsey Mckintyre, a split-ticket draw, music from DJ Das Booth and the second edition of Bumpers from local filmmakers. We’re screening the classic noir film Touch of Evil by Orson Welles, as well as the Edmonton premiere of Prairie Tales 15; the touring package of short films. There will be a full variety show from Jon Mick, Edmonton Wowie! and Vue Weekly’s racy film night, Blue Revue. And of course, the ever popular Saturday Morning All-You-Can-EatBreakfast Cereal Cartoon Party!
7PM The Deep 9PM Drug War
To this end, Metro presents a varied palette of independent, International and Canadian cinema 7 days a week.
Metro Cinema is a non-profit society devoted to the exhibition and promotion of film and video as an art form.
7PM GATEWAY TO CINEMA/// The Breakfast Club 9:30PM Our Nixon
7PM Prairie Tales 15 9:30PM Hannah Arendt
7PM The Deep 9PM Drug War 11:15PM Pan’s Labyrinth
11PM METRO BIZARRO/// Beyond Bizarro
12:30PM Drug War 2:30PM The Deep 4:30PM Taking Flight 7PM Drug War 9:15PM The Deep
2PM RFC/// Monkey Business 4PM ROH through Animation 7pm GVFF FUNDRAISER/// Oil Sands Karaoke
metro cinema also receives support from alberta media arts alliance /// emergence by design /// iatse 210 /// magic lantern theatres /// semandra inc /// vue weekly /// webcore labs
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7pm Hannah Arendt 9:15pm CULT CINEMA/// Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
Returns 9:30PM Touch of Evil
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12:15PM Hannah Arendt 2:30PM Drug War 4:30PM The Deep 7PM AMPIA 40TH ANNIV/ EIFF /// Road to Saddle River 9:30PM Drug War
7PM CJSR FUNDRAISER/// Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 9:30PM Our Nixon
12:30PM Our Nixon 2:15PM Hannah Arendt 4:30PM Touch of Evil 7PM Our Nixon 9PM Hannah Arendt
& Popcorn! 7PM Blackfish 9PM The Act of Killing - Director’s Cut
7PM Touch of Evil 9PM The Harder They Come
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USA 2013, 84 min, Digital, Dir: Penny Lane 20 @ 9:15PM, 22 @ 12:30PM, 22 @ 7PM, 23, 25 @ 9:30PM
Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.
Metro Bizarro/// A monthly foray into the weird, wild, and wonderful world of fringe cinema. Curated by Maggie Hardy.
Beyond Bizarro 80 min, Digital, Dir: Various 20 @ 11PM
This Metro Bizarro is lining up a show from beyond the valley of the bizarre, a twisted jaunt through a world of scraps and clips. Yes folks Bizarro is proud to present a one and only, never before seen mixtape of mondo madness! Thrill at the joy, terror, and absolute WTF of this hand picked journey into madness Join in the fun as Bizarro culls the best of the weirdest and delight in the madcap insanity of the Mixtape that lies Beyond Bizarro.
Global Visions Film Festival Fundraiser: Oils Sands Karaoke Canada 2013, 82 min, Digital, Dir: Charles Wilkinson 21 @ 7PM (Doors @ 6PM, Party @ 9PM)
Oil Sands Karaoke is a documentary about five oil patch workers vying to win a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet - Northern Alberta’s infamous Oil Sands. These five characters know they’re at the center of a global controversy and yet they continue to work there, under extremely arduous physical conditions, and working long hours for extended periods without a single day off. Why? For the money. But what motivates a person in this situation to sing karaoke, let alone take it seriously? Filmmakers in attendance. Ticket price includes: Film and Karaoke After-Party & Competition, appetizers, silent auction, cash bar, prizes, 50/50 & more! Advance Tickets: gvfffundraiser.eventbrite.ca.
Saturday matinees for the whole family! Curated by Erin Fraser and Laura O’Connor.
Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma Canada 2008, 90 min, Digital, Dir: Patrick Reed 21 @ 12PM
This documentary follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, a humanitarian and doctor who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. In Triage he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life’s work and the value of helping others. Drawing on his experience deep in the trenches of genocide and famine, this extraordinary man relives the triumphs and tragedies of relief work in Somalia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bristling with energy, Triage brings the causes and cures of conflict into sharp focus through Orbinski’s unflinching, fearless perspective. (NFB) Presented by Doctors Without Borders.
Monkey Business USA 1931, 77 min, Digital, Dir: Norman Z. McLeod 21 @ 2PM
Join Reel Family Cinema for high seas hijinks with the Marx Brothers. While stowing away on a ship to America, four brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo Marx) are reluctantly pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters while trying desperately to evade the ship’s crew. The Marx Brothers’ third film, Monkey Business is widely considered one of their greatest. Including Harpo’s famous attempt to hide from the ship’s authorities by posing as a puppet in a Punch and Judy children’s show. Free Admission for Children 12 and under!
Revitalizing Oral History through Animation Save Our History: Tłı̨ chǫ Nation USA 2009, 30 min, Digital With/
The Woman Who Came Back Canada 2013, 10 min, Digital, Dir: Adolfo Ruiz 21 @ 4PM
The Woman Who Came Back , is the result of an 18 month research collaboration between the Tłı̨ chǫ community of Behchokǫ̀ in the Northwest Territories, and Adolfo Ruiz. Based on an oral narrative shared by Tłı̨ chǫ elders, the visualization of this project has combined indigenous methodologies with the practice of art, design and animation. The story follows the historic journey of the first Tłı̨ chǫ to make contact with Europeans. After being subjugated and forced to travel with a neighbouring tribe, the protagonist escapes to a trading post where she learns of new knowledge that she brings back to her region. The presentation will include an introduction with representatives from the Behchokǫ̀ community and a short documentary on the Tłı̨ chǫ region before the animation.
CJSR 88.5 FM Fundraiser: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas USA 1998, 118 min, Digital, Dir: Terry Gilliam 23 @ 7PM
It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas - accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo - to cover a motorcycle race. What should be a cut-and-dried journalistic assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey. Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro show no mercy in bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s excoriating dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage. (Criterion) Pay What you Can - Suggested Donation: $10
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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School USA 1979, 93 min, Digital, Dir. Allan Arkush 24 @ 7PM
Schlockmeister extraordinaire Roger Corman produced this low-budget but high-spirited comedy that helped propel the Ramones to super-stardom. When Riff Randall (PJ Soles), the biggest Ramones fan at Vince Lombardi High, finds out her favourite band are coming to town, nothing will stop her from securing tickets to the show, not even the music-hating principle Miss Togar (Mary Woronov). Climaxing with a great live set by the Ramones and featuring cult icons Clint Howard, Paul Bartel and Dick Miller in supporting roles, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is one of the freshest, fastest, and funniest teen comedies ever made.
Prairie Tales 15 Canada 2013, 100 min, Digital, Dir: Various 26 @ 7PM
For 15 years Prairie Tales has offered a selection of some of the year’s best short films and videos made by Albertan media artists in the form of a feature-length anthology. This collection showcasing work from the shining lights of the Alberta media scene is distributed and screened across Alberta (and beyond!) Prairie Tales is produced by AMAAS and Metro Cinema, with funding assistance from the AFA. This year’s filmmakers include: aAron Munson, Carlo Ghioni, Conor McNally, Lia Rogers, Eva Colmers, The Cedar Tavern Singers (Mary Ann McTrowe/Daniel Wong), Nathan Davies, Shyra De Souza, Haleigh Toney, Geraldine Carr, Bekk Wells, Michael Peterson, Sandi Somers/Corey Lee, Scott Macdonald, Kath Maclean, Lindsay McIntyre, Jaime Bourque, Zoe Slusar, Simon Glassman, Xtine Cook, Greg Doble and Trevor Anderson.
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gateway to Cinema/// Presented by The Gateway, official student newspaper at the University of Alberta.
The Breakfast Club USA 1985, 97 min, Digital, Dir: John Hughes 25 @ 7PM
Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal, and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. ...Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. (Dylan Wilcox, Rovi) Free Admission for Students with Valid ID.
China/ Hong Kong 2012, 107 min, Digital, Dir: Johnie To, Mandarin & Cantonese w/ subtitles 27, 30 @ 9PM, 28 @ 12:30PM, 28 @ 7PM, 29 @ 2:30 PM, 29 @ 9:30PM, Oct. 2 @ 9:15PM
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits. As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand.
Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) Spain 2006, 118 min, Digital, Dir: Guillermo del Toro, Spanish w/ subtitles 27 @ 11:15PM
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone with this haunting fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and detailing the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom. Her mother, recently remarried to a sadistic army captain, forces shy young Ofelia to entertain herself and she soon ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth presided over by the mythical faun Pan. She is convinced by Pan that she is the lost princess of legend and that in order to return to her underground home she must complete a trio of life-threatening tasks to reclaim her kingdom.
The Deep (Djúpið)
Iceland 2012, 95 min, Digital, Dir: Baltasar Kormákur, Icelandic w/ subtitles 27, 30 @ 7PM, 28 @ 2:30PM, 28 @ 9:15PM, 29 @ 4:30PM, Oct 1 @ 9PM, Oct 3 @ 9:30PM
Based on a real incident The Deep begins as the crew of a fishing boat settles in for a long night in the wintery waters off the stark Westman Islands. But the weather turns unexpectedly rough and the boat capsizes; the crew is quickly lost except for Gulli (Olafur Darri Olafssen), alone and adrift in the pitch blackness, miles from shore. Working without computer graphics or special effects, Kormákur chronicles Gulli’s unbelievable tale of survival, capturing the wonder of an ordinary man thrust into an extraordinary situation--while refusing to give up hope.
Taking Flight Canada 2013, 40 min, Digital, Dir: Theresa Wynnyk 28 @ 4:30PM
Dance is universal and in Edmonton there are dancers who dance and stories to be told. Citie Ballet, a small community-based ballet company in Edmonton takes a giant risk and goes professional. While they continue with their outreach teaching and performances for schools, they now employ professional dancers and need to find new money and new audiences. This is a beautiful story about how art shapes our world, our community. Join us for the Edmonton Premiere!
Road to Saddle River Canada 1994, 110 min, Digital, Dir: Francis Damberger 29 @ 7PM
The Cowboy Kid is a 30 year old immigrant butcher who watches old Westerns and dreams of being a cowboy. He heads West searching for Saddle River, a place where “the grass is green, the river runs clear, and there’s blue sky as far as the eye can see.” The Kid catches a ride with SAM, a dubious travelling salesman with a bad golf swing. With the Kid’s saddle hitched to the roof of Sam’s Honda Civic, they drive and putt their way into a world filled with odd characters, misadventures and stunningly beautiful Alberta landscapes. Written and directed by Toefield’s own Francis Damberger, and shot entirely in Alberta, Road to Saddle River is a classic Canadian road movie comedy. Presented by the Alberta Media Production Industry Association. (AMPIA) as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations. Co-presented by EIFF. free admission.
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