6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 32 feature films
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Allure A house cleaner meets a teenaged girl and convinces her to run away and live with her in secret.

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All You Can Eat Buddha At an all-inclusive resort, a man's voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and a series of strange, small miracles begin to attract curious onlookers.

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American Animals Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

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An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn After getting fired by her scheming husband, dissatisfied Lulu Danger is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past.

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Blood & Donuts - NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY FREE SCREENING A recently awoken vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

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Fake Tattoos This exhilarating debut feature from Québécois filmmaker Pascal Plante follows the heartfelt and raw love story of two teenagers living on the fringe.

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Found Footage Festival: Volume 8 Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) are back with an all-new edition of the Found Footage Festival, featuring newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country.

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Freaks And Geeks: The Documentary FREAKS AND GEEKS challenged the norms of basic cable television and beautifully captured the sad yet humorous challenges of teenage life. It became a cult classic, and ushered in a new wave of comedic talent.

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High Fantasy A group of young friends travel to an isolated South African farm for an overnight camping trip. When they awake the next morning to discover they’ve all swapped bodies.

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Jack Of All Trades Stu is on a mission to discover why his beloved baseball cards are worth nothing more than the memories they hold of a happy childhood. What he didn’t plan on finding, though, was the most elusive card of them all, his father Jack.

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Knuckleball After his grandfather unexpectedly dies in the night, 12-year-old Henry finds himself cut off and alone on an isolated farm. When his nearest neighbour, Dixon, realises that the boy has no one to protect him, Henry becomes a target for reasons he cannot understand.

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Kusama - Infinity An exploration of artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s and concluding with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world.

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Let The Corpses Tan A beautiful, experimental and bold take on the classic pulp crime story from visionary directors and CUFF alumni Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (AMER, THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS).

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Mexman German is a young artist and filmmaker striving to complete his first feature film, while plagued by the ghost of a long-lost love and a battle for creative control with his producers.

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Paper Year An impulsive young woman makes a series of bad decisions that jeopardize her new marriage.

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Pin Cushion A mother hopes that a move to a new town will provide a better life for both herself and her awkward daughter.

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Ratcatcher An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

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Revenge Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

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Roller Dreams The rise and fall of the Venice Beach roller skate dancing scene from 1978 to present. Can these soul-inspired brothers and sisters reunite and revive the roller dream?

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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!

Secret Screening This one is top secret. Even after you see the film, it remains secret to everyone else.

Shorts: A Turn For The Worse Something goes awry with each of these best laid plans.

Shorts: It's All In How You Say It Communication is an art. A breakdown in it can have results ranging from funny to terrifying

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Slave To The Grind For more than 30 years, grindcore acts have bashed at the limits of extreme music, unleashing second-long microsongs of condensed fury, walls of pure sonic aggression, and everything in between.

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The Secret Poppo An eccentric shut-in recognizes his missing granddaughter off a milk carton, and, in a hapless quest to find her, stumbles into a whimsical conspiracy involving cults, cows, and secret families

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Tigers Are Not Afraid dark, stunning fairytale told from the magical point of view of a gang of incredibly brave and unusual children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

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Time Share A family’s vacation doesn’t get off to a good start when they must share their room at a resort with another family who were double-booked in the same bungalow. The two fathers team up to protect their families from the evil plans of an American timeshare company.

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To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story The harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying to become a horror film icon.

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Top Knot Detective This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series, became an instant cult classic.

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Vampire Clay A creature/horror movie about a group of art prep school students attacked by a cursed clay monster.

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We Need To Talk About Kevin Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

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You Were Never Really Here A frenetic, disorienting spin on the revenge thriller, anchored with raw intensity by an award-winning performance from Joaquin Phoenix.

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