Canada 150

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.

Strange Canada: Scanners

  • Feb 11 (2017) @ 7pm

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

NWFest: Kiss and Cry

  • Feb 4 (2017) @ 7pm
[Buy Tickets][1] Metro passes: only Silver Screen passes accepted, subject to availability. February 4th is World Cancer Day, and Northwestfest is proud to present the Edmonton premiere of _Kiss and Cry_, a romantic drama based on the inspiring true story of Carley... view more

Metro Shorts

  • Feb 2 (2017) @ 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.

To the Ends of the Earth

  • Jan 31 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: Canada Top Ten Shorts

  • Jan 29 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

  • Jan 29 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: Window Horses

  • Jan 28 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: Werewolf

  • Jan 28 (2017) @ 4:30pm

The hardscrabble existence of two homeless addicts is portrayed with sensitivity and brutal honesty.

CAN Top 10: Nelly

  • Jan 27 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: It’s Only The End of the World

  • Jan 24 (2017) @ 7pm

Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

CAN Top 10: Old Stone

  • Jan 22 (2017) @ 7pm

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

CAN Top 10: Hello Destroyer

  • Jan 22 (2017) @ 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.

CAN Top 10: Mean Dreams

  • Jan 20 (2017) @ 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.

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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