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Ebert: Life Itself

Director: Steve James
USA 2014, 115 min, Digital
  • Sep 14 & 21 @ 1pm
  • Sep 15, 18 & 20 @ 7pm
  • Sep 16 @ 9:15pm
Based on his memoir of the same name, _Life Itself_ recounts the life and times of world- renowned film critic Roger Ebert: his precocious start in Urbana, Illinois; his migration to Chicago and unexpected promotion to movie critic at the... view more

Ebert: Raging Bull

Director: Martin Scorsese
USA 1980, 129 min, Digital
  • Sep 15, 18 & 21 @ 9:15pm
_Raging Bull_ is not a film about boxing but about a man with paralyzing jealousy and sexual insecurity, for whom being punished in the ring serves as confession, penance and absolution. It is no accident that the screenplay never concerns... view more

20,000 Days on Earth

Director: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
UK 2014, 97 min, Digital
  • Sep 19, 21 & 23 @ 7pm
  • Sep 20, 22 & 24 @ 9:30pm
_20,000 Days On Earth_ is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature, directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary,... view more

DEDfest: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Director: Tobe Hooper
USA 1974, 83 min, Digital
  • Sep 19 @ 9:30pm
Just one month before the DEDFest 2014 festival and how exciting to screen the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest American horror movies ever made. In 1974, this film terrified the world. See it for one night only on... view more

RFC: James and the Giant Peach

Director: Henry Selick
UK/USA 1996, 79 min, Digital
  • Sep 20 @ 2pm
After the daring rescue of a spider, a young orphan named James comes into possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When he spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Escaping his two terrible aunts, he climbs inside,... view more

Voila!

Director: Geraldine Carr
Canada 2014, 12 min, Digital
  • Sep 20 @ 4pm
_Voila!_ is the coming-of-age story, circa 1969, of eleven year-old Patty who is transported out of a small town into the exotic grandeur of a luxurious hotel. She’s there to babysit her infant cousin while her affluent aunt and uncle... view more

Ebert: La Dolce Vita

Director: Federico Fellini
Italy/France 1960, 178 min, Digital
  • Sep 13 @ 9:30pm
  • Sep 14 & 21 @ 3:15pm
Federico Fellini shot _La Dolce Vita_ in 1959 on the Via Veneto, the Roman street of nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and the parade of the night. His hero is a gossip columnist, Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni), who chronicles “the sweet life” of... view more

CJSR: A Hard Day’s Night

Director: Richard Lester
UK 1964, 87 min, Newly Restored HD Digital
  • Sep 22 @ 7pm
One of the most influential musical films of all time; the grand-daddy of pop-music videos; the film that launched a genre and inspired the MTV generation; a well-spring of cinematic innovation; and a deliriously entertaining comic romp through swingin' sixties... view more

Cult: Natural Born Killers

Director: Oliver Stone
USA 1994, 118 min, Digital
  • Sep 23 @ 9:15pm
Mickey and Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis), two mass murderers who go on a killing spree across America, making sure everybody knows their names, so they get credit for their crimes. The movie is not simply about their... view more

Five reasons to come to Metro for our Anniversary Weekend:

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  1. Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D. None of this sissy stuff, with clear glasses. Real 3D, with your eyes rewired to blue and red, the way nature intended.

  2. Life Itself, the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s amazing memoir. Ebert was the first person who talked to me about movies in a way I could enjoy and understand, and his impact on film writing cannot be overstated. Local journalists Paul Blinov, Todd James and Paul Matwychuk will be on hand to discuss their own experiences.

  3. FREE! Two of our most popular films, Finding Vivian Maier and Under the Skin ...

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