9and The CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival will return to Globe Cinema from November 24and – 28and. This year’s festival will be a hybrid event featuring an online component with additional selections (including two short film packages available for on-demand streaming).
CUFF.Docs 2021 will feature 19 feature films and 20 short films, “marking a triumphant return to CUFF’s Globe Cinema, after two years of online festivals”.
CUFF Senior Programmer Brennan Tilley said: “After a few late night events at The Globe over the past few months, we are thrilled to have our first in-person festival since 2019. I think almost every film benefits from the shared experience to watch at the cinema.
Tilley added: “This is especially true for documentaries that spark discussion, such as those that make up the CUFF.Docs range. We look forward to seeing these films with audiences and have a few tricks up our sleeve to elevate the festival experience people have come to expect from CUFF.
CUFF.Docs 2021 highlights include:
- A local NFB film LOVE: THE LAST CHAPTER by Calgary filmmaker Dominique Keller, which follows three different couples in a Calgary seniors’ facility as they navigate the delights and challenges of belated romance.
- The Canadian premiere of road trip comedy JOY RIDE, which follows veteran comedians Dana Gould (THE SIMPSONS) and Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, JIMMY KIMMEL), as they travel across the southern United States on their final tour.
- CLIFF: A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTISTS, a candid examination of one of Winnipeg’s most celebrated visual artists, Cliff Eyland, as he reflects on his life after a successful double lung transplant.
- Other films include the bio-pic about Sasha Shulgin, a chemist who discovered almost 200 psychedelic substances, including MDMA and 2CB (BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY), the story of a Scandinavian who sets out to break the record world playing his favorite arcade game Gyruss for 100 hours non-stop (CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST) and an account of Canadian baseball icon Fergie Jenkins’ incredible on-field accomplishments, as well as hardships and the huge losses he suffered off the pitch (GLORY AND GRIEF: THE FERGIE JENKINS STORY).
The full range of the 19 features selected for CUFF.Docs 2021
LIVING BETTER THROUGH CHEMISTRY Director Connie Littlefield
CANON ARM AND THE QUEST OF ARCADE Director Mads Hedegaard
CLIFF: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST DirectorAdam Brooks
COME BACK WHEN YOU LIKE Director John Daschbach
DEAR MR BRODY Director Keith Maitland
GLORY AND SORROW: THE STORY OF FERGIE JENKINS
JOY RIDE Director Bobcat Goldthwait
KURT VONNEGUT: TAKEN OFF IN TIME Directors Robert B. Weide and Don Argott
LOVE: THE LAST CHAPTER (Opening Night Film!) Director Dominique Keller
LOST BOYS Directors Sadri Cetinkaya and Joonas Neuvonen
LUCHADORAS Directors Paola Calvo and Patrick Jasim
ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA Directors Cathryne Czubek and Hugo Perez
REBEL DIKES Directors Harri Shanahan and Sian Williams
SATOSHI KON – THE ILLUSIONIST Director Pascal-Alex Vincent
SEDIMENTS Director Adrian Silvestre
THIS IS GWAR Director Scott Barber
WE WERE CHILDREN Director Eddie Martin
WHEN CLAUDE FIRED Director Brad Lichtenstein
DARK WOODS AND ENCHANTED DAYS Director Kier-La Janisse
In addition to the feature films, CUFF.Docs will offer 20 short films before the feature films and as part of two online short film packages, including four from Alberta.
Tickets for all films are on sale now. For more information, including schedule, trailers and more, visit www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/.
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