‘Celebration of weirdos’: CUFF brings in lineup of off-beat cinema from across the globe for its Twentieth 12 months



“A j

oyful celebration of weirdos of every kind.”

That is a part of the outline of the splendidly named American cult movie Onyx The Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls that may open the Twentieth version of the Calgary Underground Movie Pageant, nevertheless it’s a considerably apt description for the lineup basically.

The pageant, which runs from April 20-30 on the Globe Cinema, will supply its common feast of off-the-wall cinema, cult and style movies. Among the many highlights this 12 months is the Twentieth-anniversary screening of pageant favorite Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2005 cult traditional Adam’s Apples and his 2003 cannibal darkish comedy The Inexperienced Butchers, which can be celebrating its Twentieth anniversary. Kensuke Sonomura’s high-octane Japanese gangster movie Dangerous Metropolis will make its Alberta debut and Laura Moss’s reimagining of the Frankenstein story, Start/Rebirth, will make its Canadian debut on the pageant. There can be horror movies from Slovakia (NightSiren), Spain (The Aged) and the USA (It Lives Inside, Satanic Hispanics), a darkish comedy from Norway/Sweden (The Cannes hit Sick of Myself) and a  Second World Conflict ‘B-Film’ from Finland (Sisu).

Canadian movies embrace the Alberta premieres of Blackberry starring Jay Baruchel, a fact-based drama in regards to the rise and fall of the creators of Blackberry; Jesse Thomas Prepare dinner’s horror-comedy Cult Hero; Calgary director Kurtis David More durable’s Influencer; Luke Higginson’s Loosen up, I’m From the Future and KC Carthew’s post-apocalyptic, dialogue-free, sci-fi movie Polaris.

Whereas CUFF.Docs will run a full gamut of non-fiction movies this November, this 12 months’s CUFF lineup has a number of documentaries programmed together with music docs about The Zombies and Little Richard. Ashley Sabin and David Redmon’s Kim’s Video, in regards to the seek for a misplaced stash of movies and Calgary director Guillaume Carlier’s documentary sequence, Thunder: The Life & Demise of Arturo Gatti, in regards to the mysterious demise of the Montreal boxer.

For a full record of movies and schedules, go to calgaryundergroundfilm.org.

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