8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2020

17th Calgary Underground Film Festival

2020 – New Dates TBD

I Declare War

Canada, 2012 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2013
Special Guest!
IDeclareWarSM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30 PM

description

I Declare War is Stand By Me meets Full Metal Jacket as a group of 13-year-old friends play an innocent game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks and their imagination. The rules are simple: There are two teams each with one general. If you get hit with a red-paint-filled balloon, you’re dead, and if you die, you have to go home. The goal: capture the other team’s flag and bring it to your base. One afternoon the game takes on a more serious tone and the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship, giving the would-be warriors a glimpse of the darker side of human nature as their imaginations take them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy blurs with reality.


OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Fantastic Fest 2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2012

press for I Declare War

"Vividly captures a point in time as a kid where everything was important, even the imaginary things."
- MTV Geek
"It’s a loving, fun, extraordinarily well-made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being thirteen. It’s sweet but never sentimental. I loved it."
- Badass Digest

screened with a short film

SuperExposureSM

Super Exposure

Calgary, 2013, 1 Minute, Director Greg Doble

A tale of one super hero's accidental and embarrassing moment as an exhibitionist.

details

Action / Drama

18+
94 Minutes

special guest

Producer Lewin Webb in Attendance!

credits

Directors:
Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson

Writer:
Jason Lapeyre

Producers:
Lewin Webb, Robert Wilson, Ratrick Cameron

Cast:
Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia

Website:
www.ideclarewar.ca

community

awards

Audence Award, Fantastic Fest 2012

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