6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Documentary / Award at CUFF

18+ Licensed Screening
95 minutes

special guest

Director Matt Ornstein in attendance

credits

Director
Matt Ornstein

Producers
Matt Ornstein, Noah Ornstein

Cinematographers
Sam Gezari, Peter Castagnetti

Music, Author
Daryl Davis

Official website
accidentalcourtesy.com

Facebook
facebook.com/accidentalcourtesy

Twitter
@ACDocumentary

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awards

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature

Winner, Jury’s Recognition for a Film that Provokes Continued Conversation, Athens International Film + Video Festival 2016
Winner, Special Jury Recognition for Portrait Documentary, SXSW 2016

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Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

United States, 2016 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2016
Special Guest!
None

description

Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart.

Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In his travels, he collects robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person in hopes of eventually opening a “Museum of the Klan”. In ACCIDENTAL COURTESY, Daryl’s journey takes him to across the United States, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization.

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
Please join us following the screening, at The Derrick Gin Mill & Kitchen (across the street from Globe Cinema)
9:00 PM | Drinks, food and DJ (*must have film ticket to get in)

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2016
Cleveland International Film Festival 2016

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Matt Ornstein directed 2012's ATLANTIS starring Jason Ritter and the space shuttle Atlantis. It appeared in over 20 film festivals around the world. Matt has directed music videos for artists including Radiohead, Daft Punk, Penguin Prison, Ashtar Command, and Har Mar Superstar. He attended Bard College where he was the recipient of a student Emmy.

press for Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

"[It] is just so timely and thought-provoking, considering the current climate of race relations in the United States, that it sits with you for days."
- Paste Magazine
"A provocative look at "the conversation" about race in America."
- The Hollywood Reporter