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kids!: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Director: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
USA 2009, 90 min
  • Aug 1 @ 2pm

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, when hard times hit Swallow Falls, its townspeople can only afford to eat sardines. Flint Lockwood, a failed inventor, thinks he has the answer to the town’s crisis. 

The Look of Silence

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Denmark / Finland / Indonesia / Norway / UK 2014, 103 min
  • Jul 24, 27 & 30 @ 7pm
  • Jul 25 & Aug 1 @ 4pm
  • Jul 25, 26, 28 & 29 @ 9:15pm
  • Jul 26 @ 1:30pm

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing

Jack: Chinatown

Director: Roman Polanski
USA 1974, 130 min
  • Aug 1 @ 7pm
  • Aug 2 @ 4pm
  • Aug 3 @ 9:15pm

When Los Angeles private eye J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband’s activities, he believes it’s a routine infidelity case. Jake’s investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director: George Miller
Australia/ USA 2015, 120 min
  • Jul 31, Aug 3 & 6 @ 7pm
  • Aug 1 @ 9:30pm
  • Aug 5 @ 9pm

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. 

Ex Machina

Director: Alex Garland
UK, 108 min
  • Jul 28 & Aug 2 @ 7pm
  • Jul 30 & Aug 4 @ 9:15pm

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). 

The Big Lebowski

Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
USA 1998, 117 min
  • Aug 2 @ 9:30pm

Metro’s annual summer screening of the comedic masterpiece is here! “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), mistaken for a different millionaire Lebowski by hired thugs, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies Walter and Donny to help get it.

Apu: Pather Panchali

Director: Satyajit Ray
India 1955, 119 min
  • Jul 17 @ 7pm
  • Jul 22 @ 9:15pm
  • Aug 3 @ 12:45pm

The debut film of the world-renowned director in a newly restored print introduces tells the story of a poor family in 1920’s rural Bengal, based on the 1929 novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. 

Apu: Aparajito

Director: Satyajit Ray
India 1957, 110 min
  • Jul 24 @ 9:15pm
  • Jul 29 @ 7pm
  • Aug 3 @ 3pm

After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her unclein a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. 

Apu: Apur Sansar

Director: Satyajit Ray
India 1959, 105 min
  • Jul 31 @ 9:15pm
  • Aug 3 @ 5pm

Apu is a jobless former student dreaming  vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding. This changes his life, for when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu’s friend asks him to become the husband. 

Music: Salad Days: A Decade of Punk from Washington, DC

Director: Scott Crawford
USA 2014, 90 min
  • Aug 4 @ 7pm

It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records, booked their own shows – without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. 

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Director: George Miller
Australia 1981, 94 min
  • Aug 5 @ 7pm
  • Aug 6 @ 9:30pm

After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the postapocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders.

The Room

Director: Tommy Wiseau
USA 2003, 99 min
  • Jul 10 @ 11:30pm
  • Aug 8 @ 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 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.

The Apu Trilogy: Restoring a Masterpiece

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In a digital era in which there can be a million identical copies of a film, it’s hard sometimes to realize how fragile our hold on our cinematic legacy can be. In April, Metro worked with FAVA and AMPIA to help shore up that legacy, raising funds for Anne Wheeler to digitally remaster her classic film Bye Bye Blues, and it was an honour to do so.

Now, we are thrilled to present a trilogy of films whose rebirth and restoration – literally rising from the ashes – is almost as remarkable as the story they tell. Inspired by European neorealist ...

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