7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 26 feature films

48-Hour Movie Making Challenge The 6th Annual CUFF 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge is back! Watch the movies, see the awards and party with the filmmakers!

A Little Bit Zombie Infected during his bachelor party, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfi ll his overwhelming desire for brains while eluding an obsessed zombie hunter hot on his trail.

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard Better Than Something is a feature documentary about controversial and prolific rock musician Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known as Jay Reatard.

Beyond The Black Rainbow Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) is carefully monitoring the progress of Elena (Eva Allen), one of his patients at the Arboria Institute. To Elena, though, Dr. Nyle’s intentions have become clear and now she must escape her labyrinthine prison.

Dark, Daring & Funny Here you have a completely mixed package of International shorts, that pushing boundaries in all sorts of fun ways!

Doppelgänger Paul Doppelgänger Paul tells the story of the unlikely relationship of two lonely men whose connection sets off a chain of events resulting in the loss of a thumb, the theft of a manuscript, and two appearances on a popular Vancouver morning talk show.

Father's Day

Father's Day Fathers are mysteriously being raped and murdered all over the city and there’s only one man who can put a stop to these gruesome acts: Ahab.

Found Footage Festival Found Footage Festival returns, and for the first time as part of the film festival! The acclaimed touring showcase of odd, hilarious found videos and clever live comedy is unforgettable!

Game Of Werewolves (Lobos De Arga) Tomás Mariño is returning to Arga, his ancestral home, to be awarded the Freedom of the Village, but things are quite as the seem and he must contend with a terrible curse placed upon his family.

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2012

God Bless America Written and directed by taboo-busting filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, God Bless America is a truly dark and very funny comedy for anyone who’s had enough of the dumbing down of our society.

Inbred What would you think of being served suspiciously hairy pork scratchings? Four young urban offenders on community service find themselves in progressively unsettling situations...

John Waters: This Filthy World This Filthy World is John Waters’ live one-man show and his attempt to open our eyes to the glories of the gutter!

Kid-Thing Part-time goat farmer and demolition derby driver, Annie is unsure of what to make the old woman calling from deep within an abandoned well.

WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2012

Klovn (Clown) Klovn is an increasingly bizarre series of wickedly smart and over-the-top outrages that must be seen to be believed. You’ve been warned.

WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2012

Last Days Here Last Days Here, the new documentary Last Days Here is a raw, yet unexpectedly touching chronicle of cult metal legend Bobby Liebling’s bid to resurrect his life and career after decades wasting away in his parents’ basement.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Marina Abramovic has been redefining art for nearly forty years. With total access granted by Abramovic, you are taken through a mesmerizing cinematic journey inside the world of radical performance.

Nuit (One Night Stand)

Nuit #1 (One Night Stand) Real intimacy, real sex, a real one night stand. Clara and Nikolaï explore the potential of the even the most fleeting encounter.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party

Saturday Morning Cartoon Party Back by popular demand is our retro Saturday morning cartoons special, perfect for all ages. Three hours of cartoon, plus all you can eat sugar cereal!

Some Guy Who Kills People

Some Guy Who Kills People Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, Fringe), the actor you know from those fantastic roles, now put in the spotlight as Ken Boyd, a mope of a man seeking revenge after being released from an institution after being mercilessly tormented in high school.

The Color Wheel JR is an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor. And now JR needs her brother, Colin, to move from her professor-turned-lover’s apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along.

The Comedy Rick Alverson’s The Comedy might be the ultimate dark comedy. And a dark, dark one at that. You’ll laugh, get angry, possibly cry, and dare yourself to watch more.

The Snowtown Murders Based on the horrifying crimes in Snowtown, where police found dismembered bodies rotting in barrels. The Snowtown Murders is a stark journey into the feral subculture of welfare dependence, addiction, domestic violence, brutality and sexual abuse. ™

Turn Me On, Dammit!

Turn Me On, Goddammit! Turn Me On, Goddammit! chronicles the sexual awakening of Alma (Helene Bergsholm), a 15-year-old girl who is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

We Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists Call it the year of the hacktivist. We Are Legion takes us inside the culture and roots of Anonymous, a group that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2012

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee from the early days of his Great Depression era upbringing, through the Marvel age of comics and beyond!

Without An atmospheric exploration of the social pressures that accompany female sexuality in an age where everything is public, and people are willing participants in constant personal surveillance.

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