9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest

Denmark, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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description

With help from his colourful friends, Kim Cannon Arm sets out to break the world record and do what no one has ever done before: play his favorite arcade game Gyruss for 100 hours …nonstop.

Kim Cannon Arm is not your average grandpa. With killer hand-eye coordination and a mean mullet, he's a legendary fixture at Copenhagen's Bip Bip Bar, and renowned for playing the '80s arcade game Gyruss for 49 hours straight on a single coin. With help from his buddies at the bar, Kim attempts to obliterate his previous record and play for 100 consecutive hours (four days!). Dense with nerdy narration and deep thoughts, quantum physics and pattern recognition, this quest follows Kim and the gang as they apply their collective knowledge to the task at hand—leaving their mark on the world and paying tribute to a fallen friend.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
HotDocs 2021
FantasticFest 2021
Night Stream 2021
BFI London Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Mads Hedegaard graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2017. Hedegaard's short documentary SKULL FRACTURE OR 'AREN'T YOU RATHER YOUNG TO BE WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS? (2017) was nominated for a Danish Film Award and screened at festivals around the world, including DOC NYC. CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST (2021) is his first feature length documentary.

Created by Jess, host of Mint Condition, Fridays, 7-10AM

press for Cannon Arm And The Arcade Quest

"The feel-good documentary of the year."
- Nordic Watchlist
"Undoubtedly the best snapshot of this subculture since KING OF KONG and a truly captivating underdog story."
- Slacker Cinema

screened with a short film

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Access Granted

Canada, 2021, 8 min, Director Alexander Balant

Steve Saylor may be blind, but that doesn't stop him as he pushes to help make the video game industry more accessible, so everyone has the chance to experience the stories only games can offer.

details

Documentary / First Feature

Danish | English Subtitles
97 minutes

credits

Director
Mads Hedegaard

Producers
Katrine Sahlstøm
Good Company Pictures

Screenwriter
Mads Hedegaard

Cinematographers
Mads Hedegaard
David Bauer

Official website:
https://cargofilm-releasing.com/films/cannon-arm-and-the-arcade-quest/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CargoFilmDocs

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/kimkanonarm_cannonarm_film/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/cargofilmreleasing/?ref=sgm

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awards

Winner, Audience Award, HotDocs Nightvision, 2021

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