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Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 5 – May 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 May, this episode also features interviews with Alexis Kienlan as she discusses her selection of films Asian Canadian Heritage Month, and NorthwestFest Director of Programming Guy Lavalee. We’ll also be talking with Reel Revolution’s Michael Janz, and DEDFemme’s Lacey Paige and Sidney Marie Curtis.

This episode features music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Boosh!, Westfalia, and Ryan Hegedus, 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

Job Posting
Communications Manager
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 a thousand events each year at the historic Garneau Theatre.

Metro is seeking a marketing professional to coordinate all aspects of Metro Cinema’s promotions. The Communications Manager selects and coordinates paid advertising, promotional partnerships, social media, a weekly newsletter, and special events. They coordinate the work of several part-time staff and teams of volunteers.

The successful applicant will have both theoretical and professional experience in marketing and promotion. They will have excellent written and spoken communications skills, and familiarity with contemporary marketing technologies. They must be comfortable both leading a work group and working within a collaborative environment. Passion for film and community engagement are definite assets.

This is a full-time ongoing position. The work schedule is flexible, with most of the work happening during weekday daytimes, but some evening and weekend work expected. Much of the work can be done at a time and location of the Communications Manager’s choosing. The position includes extended health benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Cover letter and resume may be sent in confidence to director@metrocinema.org. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2019.

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 4 – April 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 April, this episode also features interviews with some of our guest curators as we discuss their respective seasons – both new and ongoing – including Maggie Hardy’s Silent Sundays, Dave Clarke’s Banned In Alberta, Hitomi Suzuta’s Any Excuse For Food, and Scott McArthur’s Direct Play.

This episode also features music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, Westfalia, and Maggie Hardy, 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!

Of Paramount Importance

Created by Dylan Rhys Howard for Metro Cinema.
Special Thanks to City of Edmonton Archives and H. Jack Conway, Shirley Lowe, Blake McWilliam, and Evan Prosofsky.

This is part of a series of mini-documentaries about the history of the media arts in Edmonton, made possible with the generous support of the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.

Eva Colmers

Created by Dylan Rhys Howard for Metro Cinema.
Special Thanks to Eva Colmers.

This is part of a series of mini-documentaries about the history of the media arts in Edmonton, made possible with the generous support of the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.

Indie Spotlight: Joel Potrykus

Lindsey Campbell is a film scholar and cinephile with a passion for independent film. Last year, she was pleased to present a Kitchen Sink Realism retrospective at Metro Cinema. This year, she is excited to introduce Edmonton and Metro Cinema to the films of Indie director Joel Potrykus.

Potrykus, a true master of the micro-budget, all with a delightfully analog 90’s slacker throwback vibe, has been called “The New King of Underground Cinema” credited with inventing a new genre “metal slacker.” His animal trilogy–Coyote (2010), Ape (2012), Buzzard (2014)–and The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) are positively fresh and new, weird, visceral, and anarchic. A modern interpretation of Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel, Potrykus’s newest effort Relaxer (2018) premiered earlier this year at SXSW and for which Potrykus regular, Joshua Burge, won Best Actor at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for his role.

Screening: March 26 at 7:00 pm

 

Screenings: March 30 at 7:00 pm & April 3 at 9:30 pm

If you’re bored with all the same ol’ same ol’ come check out something completely weird, new, and different!

By Lindsey Campbell

Metro Cinema Presents… Close-Up – Episode 3 – March 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 March, this episode also features interviews with some of our guest curators as we discuss their respective seasons – both new and ongoing – including Michael Janz’s Reel Revolution, Allan Mulholland’s Night Gallery, Liz Hay’s Kink On Screen, Geraldine Carr’s The Female Gaze, and Lacey Paige’s DEDfemme.

This episode also features music from local artists Mark Templeton, Pigeon Breeders, and Westfalia. Enjoy!

A Life of Constant Adventure

Created by Dylan Rhys Howard for Metro Cinema.
Special Thanks to Dylan Reade.

This is part of a series of mini-documentaries about the history of the media arts in Edmonton, made possible with the generous support of the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.

Metro Cinema is Hiring Summer Students!

Metro is seeking engaged and passionate students to spend the summer helping to shape the future of Metro.

Cover letters and resumes may be sent in confidence to director@metrocinema.orgThe deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

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 a thousand events each year at the historic Garneau Theatre.

 

Job Posting – Outreach Coordinator

Metro is seeking an engaged and passionate student to spend a summer helping to shape the future of Metro.  The Outreach Coordinator will be coordinating Metro’s volunteer activities, both with film screenings at the Garneau Theatre and with live remote events.  They will also work directly and through online research to build connections with community groups and schools, and will prepare for a ramp-up of fundraising activities in the season ahead. Exact duties will be tailored, as much as possible, to the successful applicants’ specific skills and interests.  This position will run approximately 16 weeks, starting on or about April 29th.

The successful applicant will be comfortable with both self-directed and team-based work environments, have experience with event management and possess strong oral and written communications skills. A familiarity with the film industry, marketing and communications systems, and volunteer management are all assets but not required.

This position may be funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program or the Student Temporary Employment Program. Special consideration may be given to applicants between the ages of 15 and 30, and to full time students returning to studies in the fall.

 

Job Posting – Facility Assistant

Metro is seeking an engaged and passionate student to spend a summer helping to shape the future of Metro, and our home, the Garneau Theatre.  The Facility Assistant will assist with renovations to the lobby, auditorium and backstage areas of the Garneau Theatre, and with a series of construction and organizational projects throughout the summer.  Exact duties will be tailored, as much as possible, to the successful applicants’ specific skills and interests.  This position will run approximately 16 weeks, starting on or about April 29th.

The successful applicant will have experience with hands-on work, and have the ability to work both independently and with supervision. Construction or trades experience and a driver’s license are significant assets.

This position may be funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program or the Student Temporary Employment Program. Special consideration may be given to applicants between the ages of 15 and 30, and to full time students returning to studies in the fall.

 

Job Posting – Communications Assistant

Metro is seeking an engaged and passionate student to spend a summer helping to shape the future of Metro.  The Communications Assistant will be involved both hands-on in assisting with film screenings and live events, and with a variety of administrative support tasks.  Duties will focus on Metro Cinema’s online presence, and on providing persuasive and clear information about our films and events on our web site, in printed materials, through social media and through public releases. Exact duties will be tailored, as much as possible, to the successful applicants’ specific skills and interests.  This position will run approximately 16 weeks, starting on or about April 29th.

The successful applicant will be comfortable with both self-directed and team-based work environments, have experience with social media marketing and possess strong writing skills. A familiarity with the film industry, broader marketing and communications systems, and volunteer management are all assets but not required.

This position may be funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program or the Student Temporary Employment Program. Special consideration may be given to applicants between the ages of 15 and 30, and to full time students returning to studies in the fall.