CUFF.Docs 2015

November 19-22, 2015

13th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 11-17, 2016


All Ages / All Ages / Animation

180 Minutes


Guest Curator:
Kier-La Janisse


Saturday Morning Cartoon Party

Canada/ USA, 1965-1985
Archives 2013


Remember Saturday mornings? Kids today may not realize the significance of the Saturday morning ritual, but once upon a time, we had to wait a whole week to get our cartoon fix, and when we got it,wetendedtobinge.Inthatgleefullygluttonousspirit,theCalgary Underground Film Festival presents a 3-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of delicious sugary cereals (and yes, we have soy too!) You’ll see both faves and obscurities spanning the 60s through the 80s, all punctuated with vintage commercials and PSAs! The lineup is always a secret, but there will be sci-fi, monsters, crime-solving, hot dogs, kid power, bubblegum bands and general nonsense galore! So get ready for a sugar rush and an explosion of nostalgia all wrapped up in one candy-coated package.


About the Curator
Kier-La Janisse is a writer and film programmer based in Montreal, Canada. She is the Director of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Web Director at, the film curator for POP Montreal and a programmer for SF Indie and Fantastic Fest. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival and the Big Smash! Music-on-Film Festival in Vancouver, co-founded Vancouver’s Criminal Cinema and Montreal’s Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror. She has written for Filmmaker, Rue Morgue and Shindig! magazines, contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punk on Film (Fantagraphics, 2010), and is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012).