7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 9 feature films

Birth of the Living Dead In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars.


Cutie and the Boxer An intimate reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko.


Exposed Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque.


Finding Vivian Maier A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.


My Prairie Home In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, MY PRAIRIE HOME, Calgary-born indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey.


Narco Cultura To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success.


Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer This is the incredible story of three young women known as Pussy Riot who performed a "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral openly challenging the Russian Orthodox Church and President Vladimir Putin.


The Kill Team A young soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to horrific atrocities being committed by U.S. soldiers, and who then himself became a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in U.S. history.


Willow Creek For his latest film, Bobcat Goldthwait delivers a found-footage story of the search for Bigfoot.

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