Each year, around 25 per cent of the films nominated for the Academy Awards are short films, but general audiences rarely get the chance to see them. However, Calgarians now have the chance to view each of the three categories twice before the Oscars with the Calgary International Film Festival. You can buy single tickets for individual screenings or an Oscar Shorts Pass to watch all three shorts packages. Image courtesy of the Calgary International Film Festival.Find out more »
If you're a fan of over-the-top B-movies, do not miss this latest entry in Calgary Underground Film Festival's Off the CUFF series. Based on a story by legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, Color Out of Space follows the bizarre events that come to pass after a meteorite crashes near the home of the Gardner family. The TIFF-premiered film marks the second time Nicholas Cage will appear in a starring role for Elijah Wood's SpectreVision production house, the first having been…Find out more »
The next entry in Calgary International Film Festival’s new Global Perspectives series is Russia's Beanpole. The film follows a young nurse struggling to rebuild her life in a post World War II era and how friendship can be forged out of tragedy. The Global Perspectives series aims to bring films from all over the world to Calgarians and are shown on the second Wednesday of the month at Globe Cinema. Film still courtesy of Calgary International Film Festival.Find out more »
Calgary Underground Film Festival's year-round presentation series has tapped Guns Akimbo for its next screening on Tuesday, February 18 at the Globe Cinema. Daniel Radcliffe — whose post-Harry Potter work has been a revelation of absurdity — leads this gonzo love letter to the action movies of the '80s and '90s. Complacent video game developer Miles (Radcliffe) has his dull life upended when he discovers a network of live-streamed death matches and must risk it all to save the girl…Find out more »
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