9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

SHORTS PACKAGE: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

United States, Canada, 2020/2021
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Profiles of free spirited non-conformists. Whether a one-man band, a conspiracy theorist or a couple adjusting their haunted house to pandemic protocols, there are the fascinating people we would love to chat with at a party.

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Do You See What I See?

United States, 2020, 12:30 min, Director Brad Abrahams

From illustrating for SESAME STREET to exposing the New World Order, this is the story of the controversial and recently departed David Dees, unofficial artist of conspiracy theory culture.
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Joe Buffalo

Canada, 2020, 12 min, Director Amar Chebib

Joe Buffalo is an Indigenous skateboard legend. He’s also a survivor of Canada’s notorious Indian Residential School system. Following a traumatic childhood and decades of addiction, Joe must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.
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It'S Rocket Science

United States, 2020, 5:19 min, Director Rachel Knoll

This portrait documentary looks at Ky Michealson, the self-named, but fully-earned "Rocketman" and how his struggle with dyslexia and dropping out of school pushed him to forge his own unique future.
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Revelations

United States, 2021, 14 min, Director Jack Dunphy

A high school filmmaker wins the heart of a troubled young woman, only to lose her during a psychedelic experience that forces him to confront life truths that are both beautiful and painful.
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The Maroon Bomber

United States, 2020, 10 min, Director Joshua M. Thomas

Four siblings delve into the love they share for the family’s old, beat-up truck. This love gets tested.
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Rklss

Canada (Calgary), 2020, 5:07 min, Director Tank Standing Buffalo

Tank, a natural artist who is always drawing, runs into trouble with the law with his gang of friends. He discovers his own native spirituality while in jail, and through his art, finds a way to be in the world, and to reflect on his own reality.
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Supermalo

United States, 2020, 15 min, Director Matthew Seger

As the walls of Cuba's ageing infrastructure continue to crumble, a burgeoning street art scene is born in Havana. Murals of hand-painted masked character – Supermalo – with the tag “2+2=5?” have begun to appear in seemingly every corner of the heavily foot trafficked city.
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Spooky Town

United States, 2020, 8:18 min, Director Omar Shaukat & Anna Suzuki

A couple rebrands their struggling haunted house business amid the pandemic.
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The Ranch

United States, 2020, 2:07 min, Director Spencer Garrison

Not the Netflix show. Based on a true story.
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Another Man's Treasure

Canada (Calgary), 2021, 13 min, Directors Colin Bradley & Patrick Verdone

A Calgary man finds a unique musical instrument and wants to return it to the rightful owner.

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