9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Director's Cut

United States, 2016 : International Premiere
Archives 2016
In Cinema Globe Cinema:
Thu, Apr 14 7:00 PM Buy


The ultimate meta movie, DIRECTOR'S CUT is an insane, cinematic sleight of hand trick that reflects on itself, much like the stage persona of its co-star and creator, world famous illusionist Penn Jillette. Here, teamed with acclaimed Director Adam Rifkin (CUFF.Docs 2014 GIUSEPPE MAKES A MOVIE, DETROIT ROCK CITY), Jillette conjures a mind bending, genre-defying movie-within-a-movie mash-up that’s part narrative thriller, part portrait of a madman. DIRECTOR'S CUT is about a cineaste stalker who kidnaps his favorite actress, Missi Pyle, and forces her to star in his amateur movie. The end result is a mad mash-up of scenes from the movie within, outtakes, clips from other movies and lo-fi footage.

Slamdance 2016

Adam Rifkin is a Writer/Director/Producer/Actor whose eclectic career ranges from broad family comedies to cult classics to dark and gritty urban dramas. Rifkin's most recent film, GIUSEPPE MAKES A MOVIE screened at CUFF.Docs 2014.

Show Up & Ship Out / After Party
Catch a bus from Ship & Anchor Pub (534 17 Ave SW) at 6:30pm and return after the screening.
$10 tickets include the film, transport to and from the Globe, and a pint of Big Rock!
Tickets are available for purchase in advance from the bar.
Details on Facebook Event 

ALL are welcome to attend the After-Party regardless of a bus ticket. Please join us for fried pickles and a hang out. We'll be around back by the dart boards.

press for Director's Cut

"An inventive satire about the ever-narrowing relationship between artist and audience."
- Way Too Indie
"Meta cinema has never been more popular than the present ... Rifkin and company manage to make the style work brilliantly."
- Cinema Slasher

screened with a short film

Anxiety #5

Canada, 2015, 5 Minutes, Director Jesse Foster

Within the confines of a Brooklyn tenement-housing bathroom, a man’s history of violent acts catches up with him.


Narrative / Comedy / Thriller / Suspense

18+ Licensed Screening
83 minutes


Adam Rifkin 

Penn Jillette

Peter Golden

Scott Winig

Penn Jillette
Missi Pyle
Nestor Carbonell
Harry Hamlin

Kevin Blumenfeld

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