Current & Upcoming Shows

Oh Lucy!

Synopsis:

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi

Language: Japanese, English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 96 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"OH LUCY! follows Setsuko, (Shinobu Terajima in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna, Deadpool 2), to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named ‘Lucy.’ The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of ‘Lucy.’ “

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 27 - 7:10pm
  • April 27 - 9:10pm
  • April 28 - 1:10pm
  • April 28 - 3:10pm
  • April 28 - 7:10pm
  • April 28 - 9:10pm
  • April 29 - 1:10pm
  • April 29 - 3:10pm
  • May 1 - 7:10pm
  • May 1 - 9:10pm
  • May 2 - 7:10pm
  • May 2 - 9:10pm
Mind Game - Poster

Mind Game

Synopsis:

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 103 minutes

 

The 2004 animated masterpiece from Masaaki Yuasa finally comes to the big screen in Canada!


Limited theatrical run - opens March 30th. Presented by Globe Cinema and Quickdraw Animation Society.


Synopsis:

"Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in  the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light.  But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.”

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 24 - 7:00pm
  • April 24 - 9:00pm
  • April 26 - 7:00pm
Never Steady, Never Still - Poster

Never Steady, Never Still

Synopsis:

Director: Kathleen Hepburn

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 112 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps. “

 

The feature film debut of writer/director Kathleen Hepburn, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL is a tender and heart-breaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son - each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease.

 

"Set in the rugged and unforgiving rural north of British Columbia, Canada, the film tells the story of Judy (Henderson), a woman who has lived with Parkinson's disease for almost two decades. She is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when her husband and primary caregiver dies of a sudden heart attack on their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake.

 

"Meanwhile, her teenage son Jamie (Pellerin), pushed by his father to get a job on the oil fields, is terrified of the idea of filling his shoes at too young an age, and grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in a world that has no apparent room for weakness.“

-via Thunderbird Releasing

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 24 - 7:10pm
  • April 24 - 9:10pm
  • April 25 - 7:10pm
  • April 25 - 9:10pm
  • April 26 - 9:20pm
Calgary Underground Film Festival - Poster

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Synopsis:

The 15th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival is back at Globe Cinema from April 16 through April 22!

"Out of the mundane world of multiplexes and superheroes and into an arthouse world of hammer-swinging hitmen, badass women seeking bloody revenge, children surviving brutal drug cartels by escaping into their imaginations, and insane Japanese samurai TV series that became cult classics."
Mike Bell, The YYSCENE

Check out the full film lineup here: www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/films


About CUFF:

Founded in 2003, CUFF is a not-for-profit organization 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.


For more information on the festival, tickets, & passes visit www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 22 - 11:00am
  • April 22 - 11:30am
  • April 22 - 1:30pm
  • April 22 - 1:45pm
  • April 22 - 4:00pm
  • April 22 - 4:15pm
  • April 22 - 6:30pm
  • April 22 - 7:00pm
  • April 22 - 8:45pm
Spirited Away - Poster

Spirited Away

Synopsis:

Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: April

"Spirited Away" (2001) directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Co-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society

 

An animated short film will precede each screening

 

April 28 @ 12:00pm (doors @ 11:30am):

English dubbed version (family friendly) / tickets $7.00

 

April 28 @ 7:00pm (doors @ 6:30pm):

Japanese with English subtitles / tickets $10.00

 

 

Synopsis:

"During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts."

 

Advance tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2Gscdf0

 

Consider purchasing tickets in advance as door tickets will be subject to availability!

 

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Keep an eye out for Pom Poko, The Cat Returns, + animated goodness TBA!

 

Kindly note: Studio Ghibli Showcase Series screenings are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts are not valid.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 28 - 12:00pm
  • April 28 - 7:00pm
Lowlife - Poster

Lowlife

Synopsis:

?Director: Ryan Prows

Language: English, Spanish

Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy

Running Time: 96 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong.“

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 4 - 7:00pm
November - Poster

November

Synopsis:

?Director: Rainer Sarnet

Languages: Estonian, German (English subtitles)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Running Time: 115 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?"

-via Oscilloscope

Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 27 - 6:50pm
  • April 27 - 9:00pm
  • April 28 - 3:00pm
  • April 29 - 12:50pm
  • April 29 - 3:00pm
  • May 1 - 6:50pm
  • May 1 - 9:00pm
  • May 2 - 6:50pm
  • May 2 - 9:00pm
  • May 3 - 6:50pm
  • May 3 - 9:00pm
Kusama - Infinity - Poster

Kusama - Infinity

Synopsis:

Director: Heather Lenz

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 80 minutes

 

Synopsis:

 

"A rival of Warhol in the ‘60s, Kusama battled sexism and racism in America while her hallucinations of polka dots eventually led her to the Tokyo mental institution

“Kusama - Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Yayoi Kusama: Life in Polka Dots is a feature documentary about Yayoi Kusama. The film explores Kusama's fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

“Kusama was born into a conservative family in rural Japan and she made her way to America on the heels of WWII. There, without connections and speaking only broken English, she devoted herself to her one true love, making art. On her first day in New York, Kusama has stated that she climbed to the top of the Empire State Building, looked down upon the city below, and made a decision to stand out from everyone she saw below and become a star.”

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 11 - 7:00pm
Lu Over the Wall - Poster

Lu Over the Wall

Synopsis:

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 112 minutes

 

From the director of MIND GAME and DEVILMAN CRYBABY

 

Synopsis:

"From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

“As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.  Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.”

-via GKIDS

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 18 - 7:00pm
William Friedkin Double Feature - Poster

William Friedkin Double Feature

Synopsis:

William Friedkin Double Feature:
The Exorcist (1973) + The Devil & Father Amorth (2018)?


Join us for this very special William Friedkin Double Feature on Friday, May 18! At 7:00pm, a new feature from the legendary William Friedkin THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH, a documentary capturing a real-life exorcism, then at 8:30pm the director's cut of Friedkin's classic horror film THE EXORCIST.

 

Single tickets $15 / Double Feature tickets $20

Advance tickets available at https://bit.ly/2qe8iYb

 

Synopses:

 

THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH (2018) | directed by William Friedkin

"Father Gabriele Amortha performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman."

STARTS AT 7:00pm

 

THE EXORCIST (1973) | directed by William Friedkin

"When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter."

STARTS AT 8:30pm

 

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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 18 - 7:00pm
  • May 18 - 8:30pm
The Great Silence - 50th Anniversary Screening - Poster

The Great Silence - 50th Anniversary Screening

Synopsis:

Globe Cinema is pleased to present the long-awaited theatrical release of DJANGO director Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western masterpiece THE GREAT SILENCE in Calgary, just in time for its 50 year anniversary. The film shows one night only on Saturday, May 12!

 

THE GREAT SILENCE (1968) | directed by Segio Corbucci

May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $10 at the door

Licensed with bar

 

Synopsis:

"The pinnacle of the spaghetti western canon, DJANGO director Sergio Corbucci’s crowning achievement stars Klaus Kinski (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (AMOUR) as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger, who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899."

-via Film Movement

 

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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 12 - 7:00pm

Staff Picks: Uncle Boonmee

Synopsis:

Globe Cinema Staff Picks showcases meaningful, provocative, controversial, or just downright cathartic films selected by Globe Cinema staff! This is an exciting opportunity for us to screen some of our favorite films for Calgary.

 

Pick for May 2018:

UNCLE BOONMEE

Selected by Jordan Schinkel

 

May 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets $10 at the door

Licensed with bar

 

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Running time: 1hr 54min

 

Synopsis:

"Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm."

 

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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 5 - 7:00pm
Calgary Arab Film Nights - Poster

Calgary Arab Film Nights

Synopsis:

Mark your calendars for a slice of culture! Join us May 3-6 at the Globe Cinema for Arab film, music, and culture.

 

Get your tickets online!

$15 Regular

$10 Student/Senior/Groups of 10+


Tickets available at www.calgaryarabartssociety.ca/tickets

Note: all films are in English or contain English subtitles.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 3, 2018:

 

6:30 - Live Arabic Poetry & Music by Ghada Alatrash and Aya Mhana

8:15 - My Enemy, My Brother - Featuring Skype Q&A with director Ann Shin

 

Reception with complimentary Arabic food and refreshments between shows, with the purchase of a ticket     

 

Friday, May 4, 2018:

 

6:30 - The Insult

9:45 - Solitaire

Reception with complimentary Arabic food and refreshments between shows, with the purchase of a ticket

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018:

 

1:00 - Here I Am...Here You Are (Eccomi...Eccoti) - Featuring a skype-in discussion with director Raed Rafei and presented in partnership with the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

7:00 - Sheikh Jackson - Featuring a discussion with Sheikh Jackson Film Star Ahmad Alfishawy

10:00 - Photocopy

Reception with complimentary Arabic food and refreshments between evening shows, with the purchase of a ticket

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018:


1:00 - Investigating Paradise

6:30 - Live musical performance by HYMN - World Fusion Music Band. HYMN brings to their audiences traditional melodies from all around the world with a modern composition.

8:00 - Stitching Palestine - Featuring a skype discussion with producer Muna Khalidi


For more information and tickets visit www.calgaryarabartssociety.ca


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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings or festivals.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 3 - 6:30pm
  • May 3 - 8:15pm
  • May 4 - 6:30pm
  • May 4 - 9:45pm
  • May 5 - 1:00pm
  • May 5 - 7:00pm
  • May 5 - 10:00pm
  • May 6 - 1:00pm
  • May 6 - 8:00pm
SPAWN (1997) - Calgary Expo Kickoff - Poster

SPAWN (1997) - Calgary Expo Kickoff

Synopsis:

Legend 7 presents a private screening of the classic anti-hero action film Spawn. Come see Spawn, the Violator, and the least crazy Sheen battle it out in the early days of CGI. We’ll have Legend 7 beers and Lonetree Cider available – as well as popcorn and full concession. The movie is rated R so best to leave the little ones at home – and full costume is appreciated!


RSVP for free here: legend7brewing.app.rsvpify.com


Synopsis for Spawn (1997):

"An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil."


Tickets also available from our booth (342) at Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo between 4pm and 9pm right before the show.

 

Doors at 9pm, Screening at 9:30pm.



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Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.


Upcoming Showtimes
  • April 26 - 9:30pm