14th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-23, 2017 Globe Cinema, Calgary
showing: 31 feature films
thu
20 9:15PM
91 minutes
United States
None

78/52 A look at the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, a screen murder that changed the course of cinema.

sun
23 2:15PM
thu
20 11:45PM
99 minutes
Ireland
None

A Dark Song A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual.

tue
18 9:45PM
88 minutes
Philippines, Germany
None

Alipato: The Very Brief Life Of An Ember A group of 10-year-olds rob pedestrians and kill without mercy in the underbelly of the Philippines.

sat
22 6:30PM
78 minutes
United States
None

Are We Not Cats The strange but tender story of a man who attempts to restart his life, but is sidetracked when he meets a woman who shares his unorthodox habit – a proclivity for eating hair.

special guest
sat
22 11:59PM
73 minutes
United States
None

Assholes Adah and Aaron are the biggest assholes in New York City. The poppers make them worse.

special guest
sat
22 7:00PM
94 minutes
United States
None

Band Aid A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

sat
22 9:45PM
116 minutes
Australia, Germany
None

Berlin Syndrome A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

fri
21 9:45PM
87 minutes
Canada
None

Blood Mountain Three mountain bikers embark toward Blood Mountain. The disappearance of one leads to a deadly encounter in this gritty thriller.

special guest
wed
19 9:30PM
100 minutes
United States, Canada
None

Colossal After losing her job and boyfriend, Gloria soon becomes connected to a far-off phenomenon involving a giant monster destroying Seoul, Korea.

sun
23 9:45PM
sat
22 9:00PM
80 minutes
United States
None

Dave Made A Maze Dave builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

sat
22 4:00PM
90 minutes
United States
None

David Lynch: The Art Life One of cinema's most enigmatic directors takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life, the events that shape his work and shines a light into the dark corners of his unique world.

tue
18 7:30PM
90 minutes
United Kingdom
None

Free Fire Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

thu
20 6:45PM
76 minutes
Canada
None

FUBAR 15th Anniversary Screening A special 15th Anniversary screening of the Calgary-shot cult classic.

special guest
fri
21 7:15PM
83 minutes
United States
None

G Funk The documentary explores the impact of G Funk, a style of hip-hop that emerged from Los Angeles in the '90s, combining elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap.

special guest
sun
23 6:30PM
86 minutes
Croatia
None

Goran In a cold mountain region, lives and lies are exposed, slowly bringing a carefree taxi driver to a disturbing conclusion.

wed
19 9:45PM
108 minutes
Australia
None

Hounds Of Love In suburban Perth during the mid-1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers.

sun
23 11:30AM
fri
21 11:59PM
85 minutes
Finland, Estonia
None

Lake Bodom A gang of Finnish teens visit an infamous crime scene hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute in this evocative homage to the 1980s campsite slasher.

special guest
thu
20 9:30PM
106 minutes
Canada
None

Lost Solace A young psychopath takes a new brand of ecstasy, launching a mind-bending trip that causes him to feel and question his morality for the first time in his life.

special guest
sun
23 4:00PM
wed
19 7:15PM
66 minutes
United States / Canada
None

Love And Saucers David Huggins claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings, including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman. He captures his vivid memories in his art.

special guest
sun
23 11:00AM
tue
18 7:00PM
77 minutes
United States
None

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire.

thu
20 7:15PM
77 minutes
Israel
None

People That Are Not Me Joy can’t let go of her ex, can’t fall in love with the new guy, and can’t stop sleeping around with strangers.

wed
19 6:45PM
93 minutes
Canada

Pontypool - National Canadian Film Day Screening A shock radio DJ and his small crew try to make sense of disturbing reports of a strange virus affecting victims' ability to communicate.

special guest
sun
23 4:45PM
84 minutes
United States, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom

Shorts: Ain't Misbehavin' They are good people (and animals), they just don't always act that way.

sat
22 1:45PM
81 minutes
United States, Canada, Brazil

Shorts: Sticky Situations Roads paved with good intentions can lead to crazy places.

special guest
tue
18 9:15PM
97 minutes
United States

Some Freaks A charming romance between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl shatters as they confront who they were, who they are, and who everyone thinks they’re supposed to be

mon
17 7:00PM
90 minutes
United States

The Little Hours A young servant takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable medieval nuns after he cuckolds his master in this star-studded romp.

special guest
sat
22 10:00AM
180 minutes
Various
None

The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat-Cereal Cartoon Party! A 3-hour trip into the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear’s animated antics accompanied by an all-you-can eat buffet of cereal!

fri
21 6:45PM
90 minutes
Canada
None

The Space Between A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers.

special guest
sun
23 1:30PM
fri
21 9:15PM
100 minutes
Mexico, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany
None

The Untamed A social parable about a young working housewife raising two boys in a small Mexican city. Something not of this world could answer their problems or bring suffering upon them.

sun
23 7:00PM
89 minutes
United States

The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin A documentary about the creator of Tales Of The City, a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions.

sun
23 9:15PM
96 minutes
United States
None

Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present An examination of the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad.