11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023 Globe Cinema

21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema


Canada, 2013 : World Premiere
Archives 2013
Special Guest!
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Tue, Apr 16 7:00 PM


The second feature from ex-Calgarian Pat Downing (I Heart Doomsday) and Loose Moose's Eric Amber, CAFÉ CAFÉ is a romantic comedy of errors like no other. Set in Montreal's historic neighborhood of St-Henri, the film tells the story of Vlad, a hapless, lonely poet in search of love, who falls for Vanessa, a student working at his favorite cafe.

What ensues is a romp through the indie art scene of hipsters and a realistic ode to the relationships that carry us forth in life, following Vlad and Vanessa, along with Ginette and Al, the eccentric owners of Cafe Joe, as well as the many regulars who come and go though the doors of Cafe Joe. Like the novels of Mordecai Richler, CAFÉ CAFÉ offers a glimpse of life in Canada's independent subculture, looking with affection and humour at a group of people trying to make their way in a world that rarely makes sense.


SHOW UP AND SHIP OUT from the Ship & Anchor to this Screening!
How it works: Purchase your ticket in advance from The Ship & Anchor Pub located at 534-17 Ave SW. ($10 each - only 43 spots)
Show up at The Ship & Anchor by 6pm the day of the screening. The big yellow school bus will pick ticket holders up at 6:15pm and bring you to the theatre for the screening.
After the fllm, you get back on the bus.... and go back to The Ship & Anchor for a free beer with your ticket stub. (PLUS an after-party hosted by CUFF)
There is a limited number of these tickets available at The Ship and Anchor Pub for this specialty deal. 


Everyone from the screening (regardless of being a part of the Show Up & Ship Out) is welcome to join the cast, crew and bus patrons back at the bar after the screening. Just make your way to The Ship and find us in the far back corner. No cover charge.

screened with a short film


For The Love Of The Land

Calgary, 2013, 10 min, Director Caitlind Brown


Comedy / Romance / Award at CUFF

82 Minutes

special guest

Cast and Crew in Attendance!


Pat Downing

Alain Mercieca and Eric Amber

Eric Amber

Alain Mercieca, Sandi Armstrong, Caroline Braun, Joe McLean




WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2013

Presenting Partner