African History Month

In 1925, African American educator, Carter G. Woodson (author of The Miseducation of the Negro) founded Negro History Week to popularize knowledge of African American culture, pioneers, struggles, and victories. Since then, Africans of numerous backgrounds have expanded the length and scope of the commemoration. Throughout February, African History Month celebrates African civilizations, cultures, histories, and heroes for the enrichment of all.

Throughout February, Metro Cinema will explore cinematic representations of multiracial collaboration and communication as a unifying programming theme.

Keep On Keepin’ On

  • Feb 26 (2015) @ 7pm
Clark Terry is more than just a jazz legend who mentored Quincy Jones, and who Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis thought was the best trumpet player who ever lived. In Alan Hicks’ documentary, Terry becomes something greater than just a... view more

Bizarro: Black Mama, White Mama

  • Feb 18 (2015) @ 9:30pm
Bizarro is proud to present Black Mama, White Mama (a.k.a.Women in Chains, Chained Women, and Hot, Hard and Mean), a fun subversion of The Defiant Ones. A prostitute in jail on a bum rap (Pam Grier) teams up with an... view more

Crime: Shawshank Redemption

  • Feb 17 (2015) @ 6:30pm
The multiracial Buddy Cop movie is a veritable cottage industry in the crime genre, with versions multiracial odd-couples proliferating past and present. But not all of these duos are on the enforcement side of the law. Crime Watch delves into... view more

AHM: Dear White People

  • Feb 13 (2015) @ 9:15pm
  • Feb 14 (2015) @ 4:15pm
  • Feb 16 (2015) @ 7pm
  • Feb 16 (2015) @ 9:30pm
The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in Dear White People. Bolstered by an excellent cast, the film takes satirical aim at a rarefied sphere of... view more

AHM: See No Evil, Hear No Evil

  • Feb 9 (2015) @ 7pm
Tola Adeshina has been a fixture at Metro Cinema since long before our Garneau era, first as an enthusiastic Volunteer, then as a dedicated member of Metro Cinema's Front of House staff, and always as an advocate of the Metro... view more

AHM: A Dry White Season

  • Feb 7 (2015) @ 7pm
African History Month Launch To launch our month-long cinematic celebration of global African histories, Metro Cinema has invited Minister Faust, distinguished member of Edmonton’s Kenyan-Canadian community to guest curate and host the opening screening. Minister Faust is an award-winning novelist and... view more

Music: Nas: Time is Illmatic

  • Feb 3 (2015) @ 7pm
In his recent film, documentary filmmaker One9 delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the... view more
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