Black History Month 2018

Join Metro Cinema as we celebrate Black History Month with films that cover a variety of subject matter but all celebrate the strength, passion, and achievements of those within the African diaspora.

Retro: In the Heat of the Night

  • Feb 25 @ 9:15pm
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Step

  • Feb 17 @ 7pm

Step documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.

Gateway: Get Out

  • Feb 13 @ 9:30pm

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

Sci-Fi: The Brother from Another Planet

  • Feb 11 @ 9:30pm

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Whose Streets?

  • Feb 10 @ 7pm

An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Music Docs: Charles Bradley: Soul of America

  • Feb 6 @ 7pm

Charles Bradley: Soul of America follows the extraordinary journey of singer during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of his debut album, at age 62.

The National Film Board Celebrates Black History Month

  • Feb 4 @ 12pm

To celebrate the history of the Black community in Canada, the National Film Board presents a group of short films that can only scratch the surface of such a rich and multi-layered community, which feature incredible stories of strength, courage, and perseverance.

CAN Top 10: Unarmed Verses

  • Feb 2 @ 7pm

This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.

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