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Monsoon

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Canada / France 2014, 108 min
  • Apr 24 & 27 @ 7pm
  • Apr 25 & 30 @ 9:30pm
  • Apr 26 @ 3:30pm

Monsoon is a film that was waiting to be made: a great subject, a vast scale (all over India), dramatic cinematography, and even a bit of humour regarding the timid weather bureaucracy and a henna-haired odds-maker who bets on the rain. This is a fascinating weather film somewhere between a disaster movie and a humble salute to the soul of India.

APR 24 @ 7PM: Metro Cinema’s TGIF Club - Thank Garneau It’s Film.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Director: David Zellner
USA 2014, 105 min
  • Apr 24 & 27 @ 9:15pm
  • Apr 25 @ 4:30pm
  • Apr 26 & 28 @ 7pm

An alienated Japanese woman intent on discovering the buried treasure from the Coen brothers’ Fargo is the main protagonist in this weirdly touching character study. Kumiko buys a one-way ticket to Minnesota, clinging to a deluded certainty that finding the treasure will somehow improve her aimless life.

Double Feature Admission for APR 26 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter @ 7PM with Fargo @ 9PM.

Midnight Cowboy

Director: John Schlesinger
USA 1969, 113 min
  • Apr 28 @ 9:15pm

Joe Buck is a Texas dishwasher without friend or family when he comes to New York to make his fortune as the rich ladies’ stud. Instead, he winds up a half-hearted 42nd Street hustler whose first and only friend, Ratso Rizzo, is a gimpy, verminous, yet eminently likeable con artist from the Bronx. Midnight Cowboy is a slick, brutal (but not brutalizing) movie version of James Leo Herlihy's 1965 novel, so rough and vivid that it's almost unbearable. (New York Times)

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

Director: Tony Girardin
Canada / Italy 2014, 90 min
  • Apr 29 & May 1 @ 7pm
  • May 2 @ 4pm
  • May 3 @ 2pm
  • May 4 @ 9pm

April 29 is National Canadian Film Day and Global Visions Film Festival invites you to join us for an “early kick-off” to our 2015 edition of the festival with the highly-anticipated Edmonton premiere of, Marioni: The Fire in the Frame, a Top 10 Audience Favourite at last year’s Hot Docs festival, and a crowd-pleaser in every sense of the word – whether you’re passionate about cycling, or just a fan of great storytelling.

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Catch Marinoni in action at Metro Cinema with a full run of the film showing May 1, 2, 3, and 4. See  Metro's online calendar for specific showtimes.

The Birds

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
USA 1963, 120 min, HD
  • Apr 25 @ 7pm
  • Apr 26 @ 1pm
  • Apr 29 @ 9:15pm

Loosely adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story, The Birds is the tale of a pristine city woman who comes undone in a rustic seaside town where the birds have gone berserk. The Birds is generally regarded as the last great Hitchcock movie (it was shot when the director's reputation was at its peak).

Screen to Screen: Metro Cinema Student Film Competition

Director: Various
Canada
  • Apr 30 @ 7pm
In celebration of the next generation of filmmakers, Metro Cinema and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) are pleased to launch the first annual Screen to Screen: Metro Cinema Student Film Competition. Submissions of original films from high school... view more

Red Army

Director: Gabe Polsky
USA/Russia 2014, 76 min
  • May 1 & 6 @ 9:15pm
  • May 2 & 4 @ 7pm
  • May 3 @ 12:30pm
  • May 5 @ 9:30pm

Told from the perspective of the captain of the Red Army hockey team - the most successful dynasty in sports history - Red Army is the Cold War played out on the ice rink. Polsky’s documentary portrays Slava Fetisov’s transformation from national hero to political enemy, paralleling the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union, and examining how sport mirrors social and cultural movements.

The Room

Director: Tommy Wiseau
USA 2003, 99 min
  • May 1 @ 11:30pm

The film widely considered to be the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is back! Be sure to catch Tommy and his riends the first Friday of every month for a late night screening of this classic piece of so-bad-it’s-good cinema. You’re my favourite customer. Thanks a lot! Bye.

Oru Vadakkan Selfie

Director: G. Prajith
India 2015, 142 min
  • May 2 @ 10:30am
  • May 2 @ 9:30pm

A comedy thriller cum road movie directed by G. Prajith and scripted by Vineeth Sreenivasan, the film follows Umesh, a carefree engineering student, who has 42 back papers to clear, and his close pals, Shaji and Thankaprasad. When Umesh finds himself at the center of a controversy, he and Shaji, set out to Chennai to clear his name. There they encounter Jack Tracker, a private detective, who offers his assistance. Oru Vadakkan Selfie is a quick witted tale of two naive souls who get into all sorts of trouble only to learn a thing or two about life.

RFC: Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore
Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France 2014, 93 min
  • May 2 @ 2pm

Ben is the smart-aleck son of a lighthouse keeper on an island off the Irish coast. His mother died giving birth to his kid sister, Saoirse, who has never spoken a word, but has inherited a special gift from her mother: she’s a “selkie,” a seal-child who becomes human on land and a seal in water by donning a special coat.

What We Do in the Shadows

Director: Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
New Zealand 2014, 86 min
  • Apr 10, 12 & 20 @ 9:30pm
  • Apr 11 @ 4pm
  • Apr 13 & 19 @ 9:15pm
  • Apr 22 @ 7pm
  • May 2 @ 9pm

A group of undead gentlemen from central Europe have escaped the old country to share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Directed by its stars, Jemaine “Flight of the Conchords” Clement and Taika Waititi, this mockumentary is a treat from first to last. (The Guardian)

Singing the Blues with Anne Wheeler

By : metro

The resilience of the creative spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles is a central theme in Bye Bye Blues, Anne Wheeler’s ‘creative non-fiction’ portrait of her mother’s experiences in an Albertan dance band during WWII. It’s also an apt description of the award-winning film’s fortunes after its 1989 debut. While Bye Bye Blues received relatively wide distribution in the United States, it only appeared in seven Canadian cities for a short period when it was first released before disappearing from public distribution and entering an interminable period of copyright litigation.

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