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Kurosawa: Throne of Blood

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1957, 110 min, Digital
  • Aug 20 & 27 @ 7pm
  • Aug 31 @ 1pm
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, _Throne of Blood_, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fogenshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance,... view more

Bizarro: She-Devils On Wheels

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
USA 1968, 82 min, Digital
  • Aug 20 @ 9:15pm
This month Bizarro re-visits the work of Herschell Gordon Lewis with _She-Devils On Wheels_ an all girl biker exploitation fest! Starring actual bikers (not actors) _She-Devils_ is an exciting capsule of a forgotten genre and a bygone era. The Man-Eaters... view more

Mood Indigo

Director: Michel Gondry
France/ Belgium 2013, 131 min, Digital
  • Aug 15 & 21 @ 6:30pm
  • Aug 16 @ 9:30pm
  • Aug 19 @ 9:15pm
Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry finds inspiration from Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin (Romain Duras) attends a party in hopes of... view more

McCrackin 2: The Whackining

Director: Accidental Humour
Canada 2014, 65 min, Live Show
  • Aug 16 & 23 @ 7:30pm
  • Aug 17 @ 3pm
  • Aug 21 & 22 @ 9:30pm
Jim McCrackin is a Hit-man seeking redemption. But first he must tango with a clandestine organization, execute an impossible heist, and most importantly find his missing son. All without having a Whack Attack! From the creators of Cowboy: A Cowboy... view more

Kurosawa: Rashomon

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1950, 88 min, Digital
  • Aug 17 @ 12:45pm
  • Aug 22 & Sep 3 @ 7pm
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, _Rashomon_ is perhaps the finest film ever made about the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Akira Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as... view more

This Is Spinal Tap

Director: Rob Reiner
USA 1984, 82 min, Digital
  • Aug 17 & 28 @ 9:30pm
  • Aug 22 @ 11:30pm
Even if it wasn’t technically the first one, _This Is Spinal Tap_ is still pretty much the granddaddy of all mockumentaries. This legendary satire focusing on the American comeback tour of the legendary, but now aging, rock group (dubbed “one... view more

RFC: The Little Mermaid

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
USA 1989, 83 min, Digital
  • Aug 23 @ 2pm
Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but Ariel, a headstrong teenager, longs to be part of the magical world on land. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel strikes a bargain with the diabolical Sea... view more

The Immigrant

Director: James Gray
USA 2013, 120 min, Digital
  • Aug 23 @ 4pm
  • Aug 24 & 26 @ 7pm
  • Aug 25 @ 9pm
Marion Cotillard gives a remarkable performance as Ewa, an impoverished Polish immigrant newly arrived in 1921 New York who falls into the clumsy clutches of cheapjack impresario and pimp Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), whose pathetic love for his new charge does... view more

Obvious Child

Director: Gillian Robespierre
USA 2014, 84 min, Digital
  • Aug 1, 3, 6 & 25 @ 7pm
  • Aug 2, 4 & 7 @ 9pm
  • Aug 3 @ 2pm
  • Aug 4 @ 4pm
  • Aug 9 @ 4:15pm
  • Aug 23 @ 9:30pm
  • Aug 27 @ 9:15pm
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humour. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and... view more

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

Director: Madeline Sackler
USA/ UK/ Belarus 2013, 76 min, Digital
  • Aug 18 @ 7pm
  • Aug 24 @ 1pm
Creating provocative theatre carries great personal risks: emotional, financial, and artistic. For the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, there are additional risks: censorship, imprisonment, and worse. _Dangerous Acts_ goes behind the scenes with the acclaimed troupe of imaginative and... view more

Kurosawa: Seven Samurai

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1954, 207 min, Digital
  • Aug 14 & Sep 1 @ 7pm
  • Aug 24 @ 3pm
One of the most thrilling film epics of all time, _Seven Samurai_ tells the story of a sixteenthcentury village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Kurosawa - featuring legendary... view more

Dazed and Confused

Director: Richard Linklater
USA 1993, 103 min, Digital
  • Aug 15 @ 11:30pm
  • Aug 24 @ 9:30pm
Follow the exploits of a Texas town’s teenage inhabitants on the last day of school in 1976 as they terrorize each other, look for love, wax philosophical, and try to stay high. Set to a killer soundtrack of seventies music,... view more

Programmer's Blurb July 2014

By : metro

JULY’S GOING DOWN IN HISTORY ///

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis is an epic masterpiece and pioneering science-fiction from the silent era. The complete, unadulterated film hadn’t been viewed since its 1927 German premiere, until a damaged original print was unearthed and painstakingly restored. Metro is screening the new complete version, which includes 25 minutes of restored footage and featues Gottfried Huppertz’s original score. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time on the big screen!

That’s not the only cinematic milestone Metro’s celebrating in July. Its been 30 ...

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