20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

10th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 23-27, 2022

Dual

United States, Finland, 2022 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2022
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 21 7:00 PM Buy

description

In-person Q&A following the screening with director Riley Stearns

Opening Night Film! The satirical, science-fiction thriller from CUFF alumnus Riley Stearns (2019 Secret Screening Selection THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE) centres on a woman who opts for a cloning procedure after she receives a terminal diagnosis and is court-martialled to a dual to the death when she starts to recover.

The film stars Scottish actress Karen Gillan (JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE) playing opposite herself in the roles of Sarah and Double Sarah, alongside Aaron Paul (BREAKING BAD). DUAL had its world premiere at Sundance 2022, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Opening Night pre-show in-cinema will also include Live DJ Adam Kamis and live visuals by VJ modal. Doors will open at 6pm.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY (included with your ticket)
The Derrick - 620 8 Ave SW, 9:00 PM - late
Join us across the street from Globe Cinema, for a party following the screening.
Drinks, food and DJing by Adam Kamis from CJSW 90.9 FM

5-film multipack credits are not valid for Opening Night Screening & Party

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance 2022
Florida Film Festival 2022

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Riley Stearns is a Texas-born, Los Angeles–based writer and director. He has directed several short films that have played on the festival circuit, along with two features, FAULTS (2014) and the CUFF 2019 Selection THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE.

press for Dual

"Director Riley Stearns follows up his 2019 sleeper hit THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE with DUAL, an aloof, darkly funny sci-fi treat that takes place in a dystopian future."
- Thrillist
"[A] darkly amusing science fiction, set in a world where human cloning has become a mundane fact of life."
- The Atlantic

details

Narrative / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Suspense / Dark Comedy

English
95 minutes

credits

Director
Riley Stearns

Executive Producers
Tyler Gould
Tom Harberd
Matthew Helderman
Compton Ross
Luke Taylor

Producers
Riley Stearns
Nate Bolotin
Maxime Cottray
Lee Kim
Nick Spicer
Aram Tertzakian

Screenwriter
Riley Stearns

Cinematographer
Michael Ragen

Cast
Karen Gillan
Aaron Paul
Beulah Koale

Music
Emma Ruth Rundle

community

awards

WINNER: Jury Award: Honourable Mention