Local Filmmakers 2017
Metro Cinema supports the creative vision of talented local filmmakers from Edmonton, and across Alberta, through public screenings and special events.
- Jun 18 @ 4:30pm
How to connect when you are worlds apart? Young care worker Almara tries hard to reach her son far away in the Philippines but everything goes wrong.
- Jun 8 @ 7pm
A cinematic observation of Indigenous artist Lana Whiskeyjack as she works to complete a mixed-media sculpture of a tortured face, the face of her uncle.
- Apr 30 @ 1pm
Celebrating one of Canada's most influential filmmakers, Colin Low (1923-2016), The National Film Board (NFB), Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), and Metro Cinema present a retrospective of some of his most famous short films.
- Apr 23 @ 7pm
This web series follows David, a small town boy who envisions a liberating life in a metropolitan city. He lives with a beautiful and loving partner, has a high paying job, and is ready to settle down. Just as he thinks he has a picture perfect life, David unexpectedly finds out some shocking news from his high school sweetheart that will change his life forever.
- Apr 2 @ 7pm
Part coming-of-age story, part art-cinema meditation on photography, souvenirs, and collections, O, Brazen Age creates a tender and haunting portrait of friendship and faith in the 21st century.
- Mar 18 @ 4pm
- Mar 21 @ 7pm
This "documentary" chronicles the journey of wannabe pro-wrestlers, Reggie and Maurice. Despite lacking any trace of athleticism, intelligence, or drive, these backyard wrestlers are certain they’ll become the next big thing in the business - no matter how many years they waste boozing or mooching off their parents.
- Mar 9 @ 7pm
A rich and famous self-help guru's controversial philosophy of extreme selfishness is put to the ultimate test when his only daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom.
- Jan 8 @ 1:30pm
- Jan 21 @ 9pm
Worldwide, Arab men are depicted by the mainstream media as terrorists, suicide bombers, or at best, extremists. In Things Arab Men Say, Egyptian-born filmmaker Nisreen Baker paints a very different picture.