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Indie Spotlight: Joel Potrykus

Lindsey Campbell is a film scholar and cinephile with a passion for independent film. Last year, she was pleased to present a Kitchen Sink Realism retrospective at Metro Cinema. This year, she is excited to introduce Edmonton and Metro Cinema to the films of Indie director Joel Potrykus.

Potrykus, a true master of the micro-budget, all with a delightfully analog 90’s slacker throwback vibe, has been called “The New King of Underground Cinema” credited with inventing a new genre “metal slacker.” His animal trilogy–Coyote (2010), Ape (2012), Buzzard (2014)–and The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) are positively fresh and new, weird, visceral, and anarchic. A modern interpretation of Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel, Potrykus’s newest effort Relaxer (2018) premiered earlier this year at SXSW and for which Potrykus regular, Joshua Burge, won Best Actor at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal for his role.

Screening: March 26 at 7:00 pm


Screenings: March 30 at 7:00 pm & April 3 at 9:30 pm

If you’re bored with all the same ol’ same ol’ come check out something completely weird, new, and different!

By Lindsey Campbell