5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018
showing: 30 feature films
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Art of The Prank An emotional and humorous documentary following the evolution of artist Joey Skaggs, the man who has turned the media hoax into an art form.

Baskin A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.

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Chevalier The latest from New Greek Cinema Director Athina Rachel Tsangari (ATTENBERG), CHEVALIER explores the male psyche, creating an original and witty buddy movie, where the men are anything but friends.

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Director's Cut This ultimate meta-movie is an insane genre-bending cinematic sleight of hand trick about a cineaste stalker who kidnaps his favourite actress and forces her to star in his amateur movie.

Everybody Wants Some!! A "spiritual sequel” to DAZED AND CONFUSED set in the world of 1980s college life.

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First Girl I Loved Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton , he does his best to get in the way.

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High-Rise A modern skyscraper is a battlefield as the social strata crumbles and a literal class war begins.

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Honey Buddies (Buddymoon) Two best friends go on a seven-day backpacking trip through Oregon in this comedic film starring David Giuntoli and YouTube sensation Flula Borg.

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS director Taika Waititi's latest follows a defiant city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush.

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Janis: Little Girl Blue Oscar® nominated Amy J. Berg presents a stunning, insightful portrait of the original “Rock Chick” Janis Joplin, a white girl with a ferocious, soulful voice who broke into the male dominated music scene but grappled with her inner demons and addictions.

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Lace Crater During a drug-fueled weekend with friends, Ruth has a one-night stand with a ghost. Soon after, she begins to feel a bit... strange.

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Love & Peace A surreal musical comedy, by acclaimed Japanese Director Sion Sono, about a man, his newly found pet turtle and the fate of the world.

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Mad A sharp witted family drama about three women coping with effects of mental illness on their family.

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Man Vs Snake: The Long And Twisted Tale Of Nibbler A competition doc about the man who set the record for the highest number of points ever recorded on an arcade game.

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Meathead Goes Hog Wild A microbudget indie offering a raw character-study of a 20-something slacker spiraling out of control.

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Men & Chicken (MÆND & HØNS) An absurdist Danish comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen collaborating once again with Danish filmmaking icon Anders Thomas Jense.

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Nuts! The mostly-true story of a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men.

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Patchwork A dark gory horror comedy about three women who have been murdered, dissected, and reassembled into a single person.

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Retrospective - Linklater: Dazed And Confused Richard Linklater's cult classic about the last day of school in 1976.

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Retrospective - Linklater: Slacker One of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s, directed by Richard Linklater.

Shorts: Dark And Delicious A wildly dark, fun, disturbing, and gore-ific mix of horror shorts in a variety of styles, and sub genres!

Shorts: Strange Things Are Afoot A fun/strange/hilarious mixture of short films from around the world and in a variety of genres.

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The Dwarvenaut A Dungeons & Dragons DM goes on a quest to bring his most ambitious miniature sculpture project to life through a multi-million dollar Kickstarter campaign. 

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The Hexecutioners A chilling horror thriller about two young women who unwittingly summon a Death Cult while performing an assisted-suicide ritual.

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The Lure A Polish 1980s-set musical horror fantasy about two mermaid sisters who become stars in a Warsaw nightclub.

THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! A three-hour trip down memory lane with a tribute to the eye-popping, brain-addling Saturday morning cartoons of yore, complete with a smorgasbord of sugary cereals.

Uncle Howard The story of filmmaker Howard Brookner whose landmark portrait of William Burroughs captured the late 1970s and early 1980s cultural revolution.

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Under The Shadow As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Wreck City: An Epilogue For 809 A documentary about a ground breaking art experiment where 150 DIY artists rebuilt a city block full of houses, slated for demolition in Calgary, into a living public art space.

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Zoom  Part animation, part live action, ZOOM is a fast-paced, pop-art inspired, multi-plot contemporary comedy starring Gael García Bernal, Mariana Ximenes, Alison Pill, Don McKellar and Jason Priestley.

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