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Not Your Final Girl Film Series

Not Your Final Girl Film Series

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About the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

Metro Cinema is a community-based not-for-profit society devoted to creating and fostering opportunities for the exhibition of diverse, unique shared viewing experiences in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada....

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Not Your Final Girl Film Series screens October 17, 18 & 20th at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St)

Not Your Final Girl Series is a celebration of contemporary and classic film, providing engaging discourse and cultural reflection of feminist cinema within the binds of horror and genre film. Historically, the female archetype in horror and genre films falls into sexualization and victimization. The final girl is the stereotypical surviving female protagonist, frequently portrayed as an underdeveloped character and as an overt sex symbol—NYFG fest aims to showcase films where female protagonists are multidimensional and able to express the emotions that women are so often told to suppress, destroying preconceived notions of feminine passivity and weakness. The films featured in NYFG fest frame these traits as strengths and tenacity instead of infirmity… often resulting in terror and bloodshed.

October 17 @ 9:30PM - Fascination (1979) dir. Jean Rollin.
A thief on the run takes refuge in a country-side castle occupied by two women, who are more than happy to provide shelter. Drawn to their charm, beauty, and sensuality, the thief neglects to realize that he has stumbled into a vampiric game of sex and death where he is merely an object to be consumed. A major cult film, never before screened in Edmonton; Let Fascination’s phantasmagorical, eerie, and erotic atmosphere welcome you into the vampress’ kingdom just in time for the fog to roll in.

October 18th @ 7:00PM - Ms. 45 (1981) Dir. Abel Ferrara
Thana, a mute New York City seamstress, is brutally assaulted on her way home from work, not once…but twice. Alone, helpless, and destined to never feel that way again; her attack ignites a one-woman homicidal rampage against the city’s entire male population. This Cult Classic (also known as Angel of Vengeance) is a seething tale of trauma and revenge which is accompanied by an amazing score and that sweet 70’s NYC grime aesthetic.

October 20th @ 9:30PM - Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) Dir. Jaromil Jireš
Join Valerie as she finds out what womanhood is, a fantasyland-daydream-battlefield filled vampires, witchcraft, and other curses. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endless, unnerving, and nonlinear fairy-tale. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surrealist adventure. As they say, girls own the void. A beautiful oddity from Czech New Wave director, Jaromil Jireš.

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Date & Times

  • Thu 10/17/2019 9:30 PM

    Tickets available following the link in bio.

  • Fri 10/18/2019 7:00 PM

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  • Sun 10/20/2019 7:00 PM

    Tickets available following the link in bio.