7th CUFF.Docs

November 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
showing: 12 feature films

American Interior Welsh musician Gruff Rhys documents his latest musical road trip, retracing the fantastical adventure of his 18th Century relative, the explorer John Evans.

AnHonestLiar_LR WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF.Docs 2014

An Honest Liar A biopic of renowned magician James “The Amazing” Randi, AN HONEST LIAR chronicles the magician’s 50-year career, from performing jaw-dropping feats to exposing the simple tricks that have been co-opted by con artists.


Art and Craft Follow prolific art forger Mark Landis at the very moment his thirty-year ruse is exposed.


Giuseppe Makes A Movie The stranger­‐than-­fiction documentary explores the Giuseppe universe, showing how the self-­taught filmmaker captures an unexpected level of humanism and creates a family unit for a group of people who need one.

Gruff Rhys in concert Gruff Rhys is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Wales. He has released nine studio albums as a member of the legendary rock band Super Furry Animals.


Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere In 2006, Steven Haataja, a brilliant mathematics professor in the isolated community of Chadron, Nebraska, disappears without a trace. His body is discovered three months later, burned and tied to a tree.


National Gallery Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman guides us inside the inner workings of London’s National Gallery.


Stray Dog A stereotype-shattering documentary focusing on a burly, bearded biker with a battle-scarred heart.


The Overnighters Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.


The Special Need 29-year-old Enea wants to have sex. But as a person with autism living in Italy, this is more complicated than one would expect.

Vessel_LR WINNER: Audience Award (Honourable Mention), Best Documentary Feature - CUFF.Docs 2014

Vessel Doctor Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship through offshore waters providing abortions to women with no legal alternatives.


What We Do in the Shadows Follow Viago, Deacon and Vladislav – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles, like being immortal vampires.

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