14th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2017

Boundary breaking films, compelling artist showcases, and engaging events!

Monday, April 17, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

14th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2017

April 17-23, 2017 @ Various Times
Globe Cinema
- 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
$120 Festival Pass | $99 Early Bird Pass

The 14th Calgary Underground Film Festival runs April 17-23, 2017 at Globe Cinema. 

Taking place from April 17-23 at Globe Cinema, this year's lineup features 28 genre-busting feature films and two shorts packages. Festival staples are back, including the THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! and 5 new CUFFcade games.

This year we also have some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit – Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE, the animated MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL IS SINKING INTO THE SEA, the hip-hop doc G FUNK , the SXSW award-winner ASSHOLES and Nacho Vigalondo's COLOSSAL. These are sure to be some of the most in-demand films of the festival, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance!

SCHEDULE

April 17 MONDAY
7:00PM: THE LITTLE HOURS - A young servant takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable medieval nuns after he cuckolds his master in this star-studded romp.
April 18 TUESDAY
7:00PM: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL IS SINKING INTO THE SEA - From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire.
7:30PM: FREE FIRE - Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
9:15PM: SOME FREAKS - A charming romance between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl shatters as they confront who they were, who they are, and who everyone thinks they’re supposed to be
9:45PM: ALIPATO: THE VERY BRIEF LIFE OF AN EMBER - A group of 10-year-olds rob pedestrians and kill without mercy in the underbelly of the Philippines.
April 19 WEDNESDAY
6:45PM: PONTYPOOL - NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY SCREENING - A shock radio DJ and his small crew try to make sense of disturbing reports of a strange virus affecting victims' ability to communicate.
7:15PM: LOVE AND SAUCERS - David Huggins claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings, including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman. He captures his vivid memories in his art.
9:30PM: COLOSSAL - After losing her job and boyfriend, Gloria soon becomes connected to a far-off phenomenon involving a giant monster destroying Seoul, Korea.
9:45PM: HOUNDS OF LOVE - In suburban Perth during the mid-1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killers.
April 20 THURSDAY
6:45PM: FUBAR 15TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING - A special 15th Anniversary screening of the Calgary-shot cult classic.
7:15PM: PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT ME - Joy can’t let go of her ex, can’t fall in love with the new guy, and can’t stop sleeping around with strangers.
9:15PM: 78/52 - A look at the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, a screen murder that changed the course of cinema.
9:30PM: LOST SOLACE - A young psychopath takes a new brand of ecstasy, launching a mind-bending trip that causes him to feel and question his morality for the first time in his life.
11:45PM: A DARK SONG - A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual.
April 21 FRIDAY
6:45PM: THE SPACE BETWEEN - A new father discovers his child is not his own and sets out on a journey to find answers.
7:15PM: G FUNK - The documentary explores the impact of G Funk, a style of hip-hop that emerged from Los Angeles in the '90s, combining elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap.
9:15PM: THE UNTAMED - A social parable about a young working housewife raising two boys in a small Mexican city. Something not of this world could answer their problems or bring suffering upon them.
9:45PM: BLOOD MOUNTAIN - Three mountain bikers embark toward Blood Mountain. The disappearance of one leads to a deadly encounter in this gritty thriller.
11:59PM: LAKE BODOM - A gang of Finnish teens visit an infamous crime scene hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute in this evocative homage to the 1980s campsite slasher.
April 22 SATURDAY
10:00AM: THE SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-CEREAL CARTOON PARTY! - A 3-hour trip into the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear’s animated antics accompanied by an all-you-can eat buffet of cereal!
1:45PM: SHORTS: STICKY SITUATIONS - Roads paved with good intentions can lead to crazy places.
3:30PM: PANEL | GREEN THE SCREEN: SUSTAINABLE FILM PRODUCTION PANEL AND NETWORKING EVENT - Join us for a one-hour panel made up of local production professionals talking about sustainable film production!
4:00PM: DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE - One of cinema's most enigmatic directors takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life, the events that shape his work and shines a light into the dark corners of his unique world.
6:30PM: ARE WE NOT CATS - The strange but tender story of a man who attempts to restart his life, but is sidetracked when he meets a woman who shares his unorthodox habit – a proclivity for eating hair.
7:00PM: BAND AID - A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
9:00PM: DAVE MADE A MAZE - Dave builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.
9:45PM: BERLIN SYNDROME - A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
11:59PM: ASSHOLES - Adah and Aaron are the biggest assholes in New York City. The poppers make them worse.
April 23 SUNDAY
11:00AM: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL IS SINKING INTO THE SEA - From acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire.
11:30AM: LAKE BODOM - A gang of Finnish teens visit an infamous crime scene hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute in this evocative homage to the 1980s campsite slasher.
1:30PM: THE UNTAMED - A social parable about a young working housewife raising two boys in a small Mexican city. Something not of this world could answer their problems or bring suffering upon them.
2:15PM: A DARK SONG - A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual.
4:00PM: LOVE AND SAUCERS - David Huggins claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings, including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman. He captures his vivid memories in his art.
4:45PM: SHORTS: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - They are good people (and animals), they just don't always act that way.
6:30PM: GORAN - In a cold mountain region, lives and lies are exposed, slowly bringing a carefree taxi driver to a disturbing conclusion.
7:00PM: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN - A documentary about the creator of Tales Of The City, a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions.
9:15PM: TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT - An examination of the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad.
9:45PM: DAVE MADE A MAZE - Dave builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

About CUFF

CUFF is dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts - we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.

We actively look to showcase titles in all genres, from horror, sci-fi and fantasy to comedies, thrillers and music-related films. In addition to finding great films we are committed to introducing you to the people behind the lens, by showcasing local and international indie filmmakers. We are proud to contribute to Calgary's thriving arts community and are thrilled to bring innovative and challenging selections to all film enthusiasts.

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