Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 11 – November 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for November with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Talicia Dutchin and Shama Rangwala – this episode also features an interview with professional illusionist and stage & screen magic consultant Paul Kieve.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 10 – October 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the calendar for October with some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Nick Keating and Sylvia Douglas – this episode also features interviews with Boom Bap Cinema’s Ramneek Tung, DEDfest curator Kevin Martin, and Maggie Hardy also discusses the final screening of her season of Silent Sundays.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

 

JOB POSTING: Executive Director

Position Available

Executive Director

Metro Cinema Society

 

Metro Cinema is Edmonton’s community movie house, dedicated to the presentation of film and video in many forms. We program and host over a thousand events each year at the historic Garneau Theatre.

Metro is seeking an Executive Director to coordinate the overall activities of the society. Metro’s Executive Director is engaged with the film community and the broader Edmonton arts community. The position supervises half a dozen full-time staff, and the ongoing operations of the Society. In liaison with an active and supportive Board of Directors and committees, the Executive Director sets a strategic course for the organization.

The successful applicant will possess a diverse understanding of communications, fundraising, human resource management, finance, and programming. The successful candidate will have significant management experience, as well as experience in the operation of a facility. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of both the art and business of cinema.

This is a full-time, ongoing position with a starting salary of $60,000, with benefits.  The work schedule is flexible, with most of the work happening during the week days, but some evening and weekend work will be expected.

Cover letters and resumes may be sent in confidence to: edsearch@metrocinema.org.  The deadline for applications is October 18th, 2019.

Download full job posting here.

Executive Director Announcement

Metro Cinema would like to announce the departure of Executive Director David Cheoros, effective Sept 15th. Metro’s long-time Operations Manager, Dan Smith, will be stepping into the executive director on an interim basis, and the board of directors will be announcing a search process shortly.

David Cheoros joined Metro Cinema in May 2014. With David’s assistance, Metro has seen annual attendance rise to nearly 100,000 patrons per year. We have undertaken initiatives related to accessibility, community outreach and partnerships, and widened the circle of voices – of both filmmakers and curators – represented on our screen. David will be taking up a position with the Edmonton Arts Council.

Please join us in thanking David for his dedication on behalf of Metro Cinema and in wishing his continued success in his new role.

Metro Cinema Movie Poster Blowout!

We are clearing out theatrical movie posters to make space for our upcoming season. Starting at 9am on Saturday, September 14th, come check out our collection, which includes a mix of new releases and cult favorites.

Posters will be $5 each and bulk deals are available. Funds raised will help Metro Cinema continue to deliver the diverse film programming that you love.

 

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 9 – September 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

In this episode some of our regular contributors – Owen Armstrong, Heather Noel, Talicia Dutchin, and William Latham – discuss the Metro calendar for September as we get ready to usher in an exciting new season of curatorial programming.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound.

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 8 – August 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

As well as an overall look at the Metro calendar for August, this episode also features interviews with DEDFemme’s Lacey Paige, Julian Faid from Rapid Fire Theatre & TedxRFT, Delia Barnett from Send In The Girls Burlesque, and Maggie Hardy discusses her upcoming co-curatorial retrospective of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh, and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound.

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 7 – July 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

We take an overall look at the Metro calendar for July, and this episode also features interviews with Banned In Alberta’s Dave Clarke, Maggie Hardy of Silent Sundays, Metro Cinema Executive Director David Cheoros, and Dylan Rhys Howard discusses his John Cassavetes retrospective.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, and Soft Ions, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound. Follow the links below to hear more, and enjoy!

Community PSA Program

As an organization invested in ongoing community engagement, Metro Cinema wants to open our screen, and the 90,000 patrons who join us in front of it, to the public service announcements of neighbouring charitable organizations. We are looking for videos, 2 minutes or less, that are educational in nature from agencies offering social, health, or education services in northern Alberta.

Our goal is to help spread awareness of various non-profit organizations doing meaningful community work in an effort to improve the quality of life of all Edmontonians.

Videos that meet this criteria will be sent to the projectionist’s booth to be used at their discretion during pre-show trailers for Metro programming. We cannot guarantee the frequency of showings, but each announcement will circulate for 3-6 months before being retired.

Please submit entries here.

 

 

 

 

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 6 – June 2019

A monthly roundup of films and events coming soon to the historic Metro Cinema in Edmonton, Alberta.

We take an overall look at the Metro calendar for June, as well as discuss some of our favorite picks from the last year. This episode also features interviews with Night Gallery’s Allan Mulholland, Banned In Alberta’s Dave Clarke, and Boom Bap Cinema’s Ramneek Tung.

Throughout the episode, you’ll also hear music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh!, and Westfalia, as well as excerpts from Leonard J. Paul’s excellent procedural film score to Beep – A Documentary History Of Game Sound.