The Cinema of Psychedelia

Drawing on several decades of the most challenging and surreal films, Metro welcomes you to peer into the murky depths of cinema’s more psychedelic concoctions. The selected works have offered a uniquely innovative perspective on the space within, piquing the interest of academic film theorists time and time again. Celebrating some of the most fascinating, inventive and downright strange works of art ever committed to the screen, Metro Cinema invites you to a wonderful, broken world of befuddlement sure to leave an indelible mark on your psyche. No drugs necessary. Curated by Owen Armstrong.

Psychedelia: Altered States

  • Jan 20 @ 9:30pm

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Psychedelia: The Holy Mountain

  • Nov 18 (2017) @ 9:30pm

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Psychedelia: A Field in England

  • Sep 9 (2017) @ 9:30pm

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.


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