Programmer's Blurb, May 2012

By : metro

Hi everyone,

Wow, our film list this month reads like a veritable who's who of directors, with titles from David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Cronenberg, Guy Maddin, Terence Davies, Stephen Frears and Jean-Luc Godard. We're also proud of the fact that all these films will be presented on 35mm!

Just as exciting are the various works from western Canadian filmmakers: from FAVA's Awards of Excellence screening, to the compilation film I Heart Regina, from Kyle Armstrong's "residual hauntings" work, shot on the set of Guy Maddin's Keyhole (also screening), to the finale of Mostly Water's Metro Shorts – Prairie filmmakers are onscreen all month.

We also have some excellent contemporary world cinema. Miss Bala is a gripping thriller from Mexico that follows a street vendor's dark trip into the Mexican/US drug world. From New Zealand, the lovely Boy about an 11-year-old Michael Jackson fan in the 1980's and his spirited reunion with his father. This is Not a Film chronicles a day in the life of acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, under house arrest in Iran. Plus, we're also screening the 2D version of the acclaimed dance film Pina, about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.

Enjoy all the films!
Jill, Pete & Marsh
Metro Cinema's Programming Team

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