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Baby Steps: A self-portrait by Jeff Noel & Ashleigh Brown

Director: Jeff Noel & Ashleigh Brown
Canada 2009, 100 min
  • Nov 15 (2009) @ 7pm
A collection of tricks and takes on the Home Movie, Baby Steps consists of five experimental autobiographical films and videos made over the past decade by and about the family of Jeff Noel, Ashleigh Brown, and their sons Alley-oop and... view more

And the Rest is Drag w/ Invasion: Lesbian Beauty Queens

  • Nov 16 (2009) @ 8pm
The world premiere of Edmonton-made doc And the Rest is Drag, about the Alberta Beef Drag King Troupe, screens with the film Invasion: The Lesbian Beauty Queens. There will be a reception in the lobby following the screening.

Ukrainian Children's Cartoons

  • Nov 18 & 19 (2009) @ 10am
A selection of Ukrainian children's cartoons. Free admission.

Short Film Series

Director: Various directors
  • Nov 20 (2009) @ 7pm
Short films representing a variety of contemporary Ukrainian directors, genres and subjects. Films include: Tatarin Bratko (experimental), The Tram No9 Goes On (animation), Signs (experimental mobile), A Play for Three Actors (animation), Taxi Driver (Feature), Next (animation).

Sappho: Love Without Limits

Director: Robert Crombie
Ukraine 2008, 92 min
  • Nov 20 (2009) @ 9pm
The film Sappho: Love Without Limits is a provocative, passionate and enthralling love story, set on the Greek island of Lesbos in the 1920s. The movie is centered on a modern love triangle between a newlywed American couple, Sappho and... view more

Bohdan-Zinoviy Khmelnitskiy

Director: Mykola Maschenko
Ukraine 2006, 117 min
  • Nov 21 (2009) @ 7pm
A beautifully filmed historic drama about emancipating wars of the Ukrainian people against Poland (1648 1657) - fight under Zbarazhem. Led by Bogdan Khmelnitskiy, the Cossack army took the small town Zbarazh in a dense siege. Khmelnitsky’s victorious advance won... view more

Black Council

Director: Mykola Zaseyev-Rudenko
Ukraine 2002, 145 min
  • Nov 21 (2009) @ 9pm
The film is based on the novel by classic Ukrainian writer Panteleimon Kulish. The main events of the film develop in the times in history that were difficult for Ukraine. After death of B. Khmelnytsky, competition for the hetman's position... view more

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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