Local Filmmakers 2017

Metro Cinema supports the creative vision of talented local filmmakers from Edmonton, and across Alberta, through public screenings and special events.

Local: Happy Birthday, Mango!

  • Jun 18 (2017) @ 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. 

Local: Lana Gets Her Talk

  • Jun 8 (2017) @ 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. 

Local: Albertan Filmmaking Pioneer: A Colin Low Tribute

  • Apr 30 (2017) @ 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.

Local: She's Back in My Life – Web Series Launch

  • Apr 23 (2017) @ 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.

Local: O, Brazen Age

  • Apr 2 (2017) @ 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.

Local: Heel Kick!

  • Mar 18 (2017) @ 4pm
  • Mar 21 (2017) @ 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.

Local: It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway

  • Mar 9 (2017) @ 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.

Local: Things Arab Men Say

  • Jan 8 (2017) @ 1:30pm
  • Jan 21 (2017) @ 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.

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