9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

This Is Gwar

United States, 2021 : Canadian Premiere
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Nov. 26 7:00 PM Buy
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In Cinema Globe Cinema:
Fri, Nov 26 7:00 PM Buy

description

The powerful story of the iconic heavy metal-art collective GWAR, who are determined to put on the wildest and bloodiest metal shows in the world.

This all-encompassing documentary tracks GWAR’s formation in the 1980s, to their brief mainstream success in the ‘90s, to their cult following today. Considered by their legion of fans to be the galaxy’s greatest rock band, GWAR is one of the most recognized heavy metal performance art troupes, with their legendary stage shows and iconic grotesque costumes. From interviews with virtually every living member of the band, to incredible archive footage from their live performances, THIS IS GWAR documents both the performers’ artistic influence, and the personal and tragic stories of those who have contributed to the band’s success over the years.

WIN TICKETS TO SEE GWAR IN CALGARY!
At the Nov 26 screening, we're giving away a pair of tickets to see GWAR on Dec 3 at MacEwan Hall courtesy of Live Nation Concerts. See THIS IS GWAR at CUFF.Docs for your chance to win tickets to the wildest and bloodiest metal show in the world.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantastic Fest 2021
Nightstream 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Scott Barber is an actor and director, known for THE ORANGE YEARS: THE NICKELODEON STORY (2018), THIS IS GWAR (2021) and the upcoming AMERICAN CLOWN.

Created by Cam, host of The Good Medicine Show, Thursdays, 12-2PM

press for This Is Gwar

"The definitive history of the band, highlighting every milestone from its inception to the present day."
- Film Pulse
"The story of one of the wildest musical art projects to have ever existed."
- Grimoire Of Horror

details

Documentary / Music

English
Live-Zoom Q&A with director Scott Barber following the screening!
110 minutes

credits

Director
Scott Barber

Producer
Tommy Avallone

Cast
Dave Brockie
Weird Al Yankovic
Ethan Embry

community

awards

Winner Audience Award Nightstream 2021

Community Partners

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