Not Your Final Girl Film Fest (NYFG) is a weekend 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.
NYFG fest is part of Metro Cinema’s guest curation series and is programmed/coordinated with love by Georgia Coughlan and Nicole Boychuk. Coughlan and Boychuk are both fans of the horror genre and the art of film. They believe in the power film holds to bring communities together.
Tickets $8 to $13
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:October 17 to 20, 2019
Fascination (France 1979, 80 min, Dir: Jean Rollin
French with subtitles) –October 17, 2019 | 9:30 pm
Ms. 45 (USA 1981, 80 min, Dir: Abel Ferrara) — October 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Czechoslovakia 1970, min, Dir: Jaromil Jires
Czech with subtitles ) October 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Venue & Address :
Metro Cinema at the Garneau
8712 109 St
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9
Public Transit Accessible