In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, we will be making a special effort to emphasize the Canadian content we screen. This includes films which we would regularly present, new and specific film series, the screening of short films, local made films in Alberta, and also Canadian classics by the likes of Cronenberg, Maddin, Arcand, Kunuk, and Wheeler.
- Feb 11 @ 7pm
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
- Feb 4 @ 7pm
- Feb 2 @ 7pm
Metro Shorts is a quarterly adjudicated short film event, hosted by Mostly Water Theatre and produced by Metro, that gives local filmmakers an opportunity to screen their work in front of a live audience, get priceless insights from industry professionals, and network with likeminded artists.
- Jan 31 @ 7pm
A documentary highlighting the consequences of the unbridled expansion of Canada’s destructive tar sands operations and pipelines, and the rise of extreme energy.
- Jan 29 @ 7pm
From stunning 3D animation to thought provoking documentary, these outstanding short films push boundaries and challenge perceptions in order to confront a difficult reality.
- Jan 29 @ 1pm
Klas Batalo, Giutizia, Ordine Nuovo and Tumulto are four Quebecers in their twenties who reject the world they live in. Incensed with the apathy of society following the excitement surrounding the events of the 'Maple Spring', the quartet engage in actions that are increasingly flirting with terrorism.
- Jan 28 @ 7pm
Rosie is a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent, living in Vancouver dreaming of an artistic and glamorous life abroad. An invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran is a trip that will change her life.
- Jan 28 @ 4:30pm
The hardscrabble existence of two homeless addicts is portrayed with sensitivity and brutal honesty.
- Jan 27 @ 7pm
A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star.
- Jan 24 @ 7pm
Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.
- Jan 22 @ 7pm
A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.
- Jan 22 @ 1:30pm
Timely, uncompromising, and devastating, Hello Destroyer raises deeply troubling questions about how we teach boys to become adults, particularly within the context of our national obsession: hockey.
- Jan 20 @ 7pm
The life of teenaged Jonas is dominated by his family’s struggle to keep the family farm afloat and when Casey, whose father is an alcoholic police deputy, moves in down the road, the two click immediately.
- 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.