5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018
showing: 14 feature films
sun
19 6:30PM
100 minutes
United States
None

Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical Straight Outta Oz. From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes a story of grit, perseverance & the redemptive power of art.

thu
16 7:00PM
103 minutes
United States, France, India, Canada
None

California Typewriter California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

sat
18 11:15PM
77 minutes
United States
None

Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits, the three members reconnect to reminisce and perform together one last time.

sun
19 9:00PM
104 minutes
United States
None

King Cohen A feature length documentary on the acclaimed work and eclectic career of maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen.

fri
17 11:15PM
84 minutes
United States, United Kingdom
None

Mansfield 66/67 MANSFIELD 66/67 is about the last two years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield's life, and the rumours swirling around her untimely death.

thu
16 9:30PM
104 minutes
Canada
None

Manson: The Voice Of Madness Narrated by ROB ZOMBIE, MANSON: THE VOICE OF MADNESS is an explosive documentary that will forever change the conversation about Manson and the notorious “MANSON FAMILY” murders.

special guest
sat
18 1:30PM
90 minutes
Canada
None

Name NAME is a documentary about the effect a given name has on personal development and how names shape the world around us.

special guest
sat
18 9:00PM
83 minutes
United States
None

Shadowman Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

sun
19 4:00PM
91 minutes
United States
None

Spettacolo Every summer for the past 50 years a tiny hill town in Tuscany turned their lives into a play, and villagers from 6 to 90 play a part.

fri
17 6:45PM
90 minutes
United States
None

The Crest Two cousins live on opposite sides of America, both surfers and both unaware of the other’s existence. The cousins meet for the first time in Ireland.

special guest
sun
19 1:30PM
82 minutes
United States, Palestine
None

The Judge A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

sat
18 4:00PM
65 Minutes
United States
None

The Power Of Glove THE POWER OF GLOVE is a documentary that chronicles the history and legacy of the Power Glove, a Nintendo controller that promised to forever change the way humankind interacted with technology.

special guest
fri
17 9:30PM
49 minutes
United States
None

The Problem With Apu South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons.

sat
18 6:30PM
90 minutes
United States, Canada
None

Who Is Arthur Chu? WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? follows the controversial 11-time Jeopardy! winner turned internet iconoclast, Arthur Chu, as he struggles to reform society and himself in a seminal year.