May 18th, 2013 05:32 p.m.
The cinema exhibition industry has spent the last few years converting to Digital Cinema presentation, and Metro Cinema has now fully entered this brave new world, with the installation of the last part of our Digital Cinema system, we are now able to screen DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages). Some of our DCPs this month include new titles like Ginger & Rosa by Sally Potter, Wrong by Quentin Dupieux and Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine; alongside classics like The Tin Drum, Taxi Driver and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the Canadian theatrical premiere of Unclaimed, by Edmonton filmmaker Michael Jorgenson. All are screening from DCP.
However, what sets Metro Cinema apart from most ...
Spring is finally here. On the day we’re writing this, that means there’s a half-meter of snow on the ground, but hopefully by the time you read this, winter will be almost gone. If it isn’t, why not travel somewhere else? We have some excellent world cinema this month: the latest films from Iran’s Abbas Kiarostami (Like Someone in Love), Romanian Cristian Mungiu (Beyond the Hills) , and Austria’s Michael Haneke (Amour)- which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year.
Or you could head out to sea in the visually stunning film ...
We proudly kick off March by hosting Canada’s longest-running documentary film festival: the 31st edition of the Global Visions Film Festival. Festivals allow film-lovers to feast on a high volume of quality films, however it seems like there’s never enough time to see them all. So in March, we’ll screen encores of four films from the festival, as well as opening the acclaimed documentaries Herman's House and West of Memphis.
Festivals also bring in guests, so make sure to check out Global Visions’ roster of visiting filmmakers. In March we partner with the Alberta Institute for ...
Our February programming is defined by two big series: Canada’s Top Ten, and part two of our ongoing series Studio Ghibli films.
Canada's Top Ten is an initiative of the Toronto International Film Festival; it’s curated by a rotating jury of filmmakers and industry professionals, and highlights the best in Canadian shorts and features.
As part of Canada’s Top Ten this year, we are proud to host a visit from essay filmmaker Peter Mettler, who will be here presenting his latest film, The End of Time. He will also be engaging in a conversation ...
Happy New Year Everyone///
We’re delighted to kick off 2013 with Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle, anchored by a stellar performance from 15-year-old Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza, who has already won multiple Best Actress awards, including from both Tribeca and the Berlinale.
We're also proud to play host to Cine Chile 2012, the Festival of Contemporary Chilean Cinema in Canada; they’ve been screening Chileno films in Vancouver for many years, and we’ll be hosting them for the first time this January.
We’ve also got some strong documentaries coming up, including The Waiting Room, a riveting film ...
Season's Greetings everyone,
We begin the month by presenting this year’s Best Feature winners from Toronto’s two biggest film festivals: Xavier Dolan won Best Canadian Feature at TIFF with Laurence Anyways, and Nisha Pahuja won Best Canadian Doc at Hot Docs with The World Before Her. We follow those up with new films by Leos Carax Holy Motors, and William Friedkin Killer Joe, and encore screenings of Who Cares?, about the Edmonton sex trade, and Bill W., about the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
To celebrate the season, we’ll be hosting It's A Wonderful Life for ...
You've probably noticed that we have a brand new print program design. Thanks to a new partnership with Vue Weekly, we are now able to present the program in full colour. (In upcoming issues, the cover images will be from films that are in colour, too!)
For the second year now, we’re proud to be bringing in the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, with five engaging and innovative films from Spain. Please join us for a reception on opening night after the screening.
We’re bringing in a new 35mm print of the timeless classic To ...
October’s going to be a great month. We start off with an excellent event: The Grub-Stake Revisited, a silent film with a live score, and live voice actors. The Grub-Stake, a film about the Klondike gold rush, was made in 1923 by Nell Shipman, a ground-breaking Canadian woman director. The Yukon Film Society present this version, with a live score by Whitehorse musicians, the Longest Night Ensemble. It’s going to be awesome.
We’ll also be hosting a lot of excellent local cinema: The Avenue, a doc about 118th Ave; Halloweeniors, a film about local seniors ...
Hi Everyone, Do you ever notice how quickly time goes by? Metro Cinema has been screening films since1970, but our last year in the Garneau Theatre feels like it’s been our busiest year ever. With overa thousand screenings, of hundreds of different movies (including both features and shorts), fromdozens of countries, with scores of partners. We’ve screened different people’s ideas of classiccinema, from The Passion of Joan of Arc, to Jaws; from filmmakers as diverse as the Coen brothersto the Dardenne brothers. We’re not slowing down anytime soon. We invite you ...
It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since Metro Cinema moved to the GarneauTheatre. It’s been an incredible year for all of us, and we’d like to thank the huge communityof folks who have helped us bring you quality cinema experiences all year round. And special thanks to all of you, for coming out and supporting us!
When we opened last year, one of the films we screened on our first day was The Big Lebowski. So it seems fitting to relive the magic of that hot August night by bringing ...
Summer is officially upon us, and we’re introducing two new film series for the season: Reel Family Cinema, where we reclaim the Saturday matinee experience of your youth... or your parent’s youth? Of a generalized youthful idyll, at any rate. We start in July with The Muppet Movie and E.T.:The Extra- Terrestrial, which brought us the Rainbow Connection, and Reese’s Pieces, respectively.
We’re proud to present the 15-part series: The Story of Film: An Odyssey, by Mark Cousins; we’ll be screening two segments a week, on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons ...
Last month we talked about how proud we are that Metro Cinema continues to screen 35mm films, while so many movie theatres are transitioning to digital cinema. While we’re keeping pace with the majors, with our state-of-the-art digital cinema projector, we continue to hunt down increasingly elusive celluloid titles and bring in re-mastered prints that tour the continent. This month’s first run 35mm films include In the Family, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Marley and Turn Me On, Goddammit! Re-mastered prints include The Bride Wore Black and two films by Michelangelo Antonioni: Red Desert ...
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 ...
6:45: Ghibli: Spirited Away
11:59: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2:45: Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas
4:45: Spring Breakers
9:00: Spring Breakers
The Room (Monthly Screening)
Reel Family Cinema
DEDfest Monthly Screenings
Edmonton Opera Film Series
Gateway to Cinema
Graphic Content: A Comic Book Film Series
Edmonton Movie Club
Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli Tour: Part 5
The Piano Film Series
FAVA Awards of Excellence
Ghibli: Spirited Away
Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Ghibli: From Up On Poppy Hill
Graphic Content: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Turkey Shoot: Jaws: The Revenge
The Tin Drum
AGA: Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
Cult: The Beguiled
Dreamspeakers Film Festival
Reel Family : Toy Story
AGA: The Piano w/ Lady Frances Simpson
AGA: Shoot the Piano Player
AGA: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
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