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The International Screenwriters Association has a new, monthly gathering taking place in Calgary. On the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of the first event being on Wednesday, September 18), screenwriters are welcomed to mix and mingle with their peers, enter to win door prizes, hear from special guests and explore the perks of the professional association's network. Attendees will also receive a free three-month membership to International Screenwriters Association Connect. Photograph courtesy of the International Screenwriters Association.Find out more »
The Crossroads Community Association is hosting a spooky night of fun for adults on Friday, October 18. The main attraction is a screening of John Carpenter's iconic The Thing, but there will also be a cash bar-concession (including libations), raffle draw and prize for best costume. The event is being held on the grounds of the community association — attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other forms of seating. Film still courtesy of Crossroads Community Association.Find out more »
The Embassy of Spain, the Globe Cinema, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes have partnered for the first-ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Four films never before seen in the city will screen over the course four Tuesdays in October. The titles are as follows (click on the title of each to watch its trailer): Get Her... If You Can (¿Qué Te Juegas?), The Realm (El Reino), Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al Cuarto de Una…Find out more »
The latest installment in the Ghostbusters series is filming in Calgary now, and while the release date for that film is TBA, you can enjoy the original film with a live score performance by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra just in time for Halloween. They will be performing both the original score by Elmer Bernstein and the eponymous hit song by Ray Parker Jr.Find out more »
See a spooky-season staple in spectacular fashion at this special screening of the 1925 silent horror film The Phantom of the Opera, complete with live organ accompaniment. The iconic adaptation features Lon Cheney's take on the deformed Phantom, who haunts the Paris Opera House in pursuit of making the woman he loves a star. Behind the organ will be master improviser Ed Norman, who will add to the on-screen drama with improvised playing on the Knox United Church's historic pipe…Find out more »
Don't call yourself a horror buff if you miss this event. Films (titles available here) begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October and show until 7 a.m. the following morning, and fans who make it until the end receive free breakfast. As well, there will be contests (including best costume), giveaways and surprises throughout the night. Concessions are open all night and the bar will be open through the first four films. Photograph courtesy of Calgary Underground Film Festival.Find out more »
The Calgary European Film Festival goes for round eight this year a stacked lineup of films screening over the course of nine day at the Globe. The program includes films from 22 different European countries across multiple genres. Ticket sales will open at some point in October. Photograph courtesy of Calgary European Film Festival.Find out more »
Discover and explore big topics through film as the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival returns for its 14th year. This year's festival will feature 13 full-length documentaries and two short films by filmmakers from around the world, ranging in focus from human rights and social justice to aboriginal affairs and environmental issues. Each screening is free and will be followed by stage visits from featured guests, including film directors and subject experts. For the festivals full lineup and schedule, visit…Find out more »
The film Trafficked will screen thrice in Calgary to help raise awareness around human trafficking and funds for the RESET Society of Calgary. Based on the true stories contained in the book Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara, the plot of the film follows three enslaved girls and their quest for freedom. The screenings will be made all the more special with guests including producer Conroy Kanter (all three screenings) and star Patrick Duffy (Nov.…Find out more »
Quickdraw Animation Society's annual festival of animation takes place at Quickdraw HQ (2011 10 Ave. S.W.) and the Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave. S.W.) from November 21 to 24. Each year, Quickdraw selects animated works from across Canada and around the globe for four days of screenings, artist talks, performances and more. The full program will be available on the festival's website in October 2019. Photograph by Tyler Klein Longmire.Find out more »
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