Current & Upcoming Shows

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 22 - 9:00pm
  • May 23 - 9:00pm
  • May 24 - 9:10pm
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 20 - 1:00pm
  • May 20 - 3:00pm
  • May 22 - 7:00pm
  • May 23 - 7:00pm
  • May 26 - 3:00pm
  • May 27 - 3:00pm
  • May 29 - 9:00pm
  • May 30 - 9:00pm
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 20 - 1:10pm
  • May 20 - 3:10pm
  • May 22 - 7:10pm
  • May 22 - 9:10pm
  • May 23 - 9:10pm
  • May 24 - 7:10pm
  • May 26 - 1:00pm
  • May 27 - 1:00pm
  • May 29 - 7:00pm
  • May 30 - 7:00pm
  • May 31 - 9:20pm

Itzhak

Synopsis:

Director: Alison Chernick

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 82 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. The violin is the chosen instrument of Perlman, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive.

“We hear his tales of growing up as the child of polish survivors - where his mastery of the instrument takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world’s most prominent stages - we hear his perspective on music and life. Through Itzhak Perlman, we’re able to see an artist at work, a modern Jewish family embracing its heritage while living in a world of changing expectations, and how the legacy of both the Jewish people and the violin are knitted together in one remarkable human being.”

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 25 - 7:10pm
  • May 25 - 9:10pm
  • May 26 - 1:10pm
  • May 26 - 3:10pm
  • May 26 - 7:10pm
  • May 26 - 9:10pm
  • May 27 - 1:10pm
  • May 27 - 3:10pm
  • May 29 - 7:10pm
  • May 29 - 9:10pm
  • May 30 - 7:10pm
  • May 30 - 9:10pm
  • May 31 - 7:10pm
  • May 31 - 9:10pm
CUFF's 3 Deadly Days of Kung Fu - Poster

CUFF's 3 Deadly Days of Kung Fu

Synopsis:

Kung Fu fans! The Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Shaw Brothers films are taking over the Globe Cinema May 24-26! This Three Day Kung Fu Marathon features eight of the coolest, craziest and most exciting films produced by Shaw Brothers. Beware, this event hits harder than a roundhouse kick to the temple!


THURSDAY MAY 24:

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin - 6:45 PM

Dirty Ho - 9:15 PM

 

FRIDAY MAY 25:

Five Deadly Venoms - 6:45 PM

Crippled Avengers - 9:00 PM

The Boxer's Omen - 11:15 PM

 

SATURDAY MAY 26:

Come Drink With Me - 5:00 PM

Eight Diagram Pole Fighter - 7:00 PM

Mighty Peking Man - 9:15 PM

 

Ticket Prices are:

$10 For Single Admission

$15 Double-Feature Thursday

$20 Triple-Feature Friday & Saturday

 

Tickets only available at the door.

LICENSED EVENT

CUFF Merchandise Available


Synopses:


THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN

One of the most revered martial arts films of all time, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is the story of a young man who joins the Shaolin Temple when the Manchus kill his family. Liu Yu-te is a gentle ethics scholar until his family and friends are brutally slaughtered by a band of Manchu troops. Vowing revenge, he ventures to the fabled Shaolin temple hoping to become a one-man martial arts killing machine.

 

DIRTY HO

Considered one of the greatest kung-fu comedies ever made, Dirty Ho revolves around the 11th prince of Manchuria Master Wang trying to discover whom among his brothers is planning to assassinate him. To discover his would-be assassins, Wang disguises himself as an art collector and subverts jewel thief Dirty Ho into becoming his bodyguard and assistant.

 

FIVE DEADLY VENOMS

Known as one of the greatest kung-fu movies ever made, Five Deadly Venoms follows the adventure that ensues after the Poison Clan’s dying master instructs his final student to track down each of his five prior pupils and discover whether his techniques are being used for good or for evil.

 

CRIPPLED AVENGERS

An evil warlord holds a town in thrall to his reign of fear with the help of his sadistic son. Meanwhile, four of the villain's crippled victims -- a blind man, an amputee, a deaf-mute and an insane fighter seek the help of a wise kung fu master as they train to eliminate the tyrant for good. Featuring some of the finest martial arts fighting ever committed to film, Crippled Avengers (AKA Return of the Five Deadly Venoms) is widely regarded as one of the most exciting kung-fu movies of all time.

 

THE BOXER'S OMEN

The Boxer's Omen follows a former Thai boxer who gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic when he comes to Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a dirty fight. A wild cross-pollination of supernatural horror, exploitation & kung-fu, The Boxer’s Omen will leave your mouth constantly agape. This cult classic from the prolific Shaw Brothers studio is absolute B-movie heaven that aims to disgust as much as to entertain.

 

COME DRINK WITH ME

One of the bedrocks of Chinese kung-fu movies, Come Drink With Me is best known as primary source material for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but stands on it's own as the finest wuxia film of all time. A mysterious swordswoman named Golden Swallow is sent to rescue a young official who has been kidnapped. Aided by her sidekick Drunken Cat (a kung-fu master disguised as a beggar) she hatches a daring plan to assault the corrupt monastery where the official is being held against his will.

 

EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER

One of the most highly acclaimed productions of the Shaw Brothers studio's later years, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter follows the only surviving son of a kung-fu master who retreats to a mountain hideaway for specialized training to avenge his family.

 

THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN

The Mighty Peking Man follows adventurer Johnnie who comes across the enormous ape-like creature known as Utam. Shockingly, the beast is gentle and has a beautiful human companion, Samantha, whom he brought up after her parents' death. After Johnnie convinces Utam and Samantha to travel to Hong Kong with him, greedy promoter Lu Tiem exploits and mistreats the creature, causing Utam to unleash his fury on the city. This shameless, hilarious and outrageous King Kong rip-off is one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite Shaw Brothers films.

 

 

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 24 - 6:45pm
  • May 24 - 9:15pm
  • May 25 - 6:45pm
  • May 25 - 9:00pm
  • May 25 - 11:15pm
  • May 26 - 5:00pm
  • May 26 - 7:00pm
  • May 26 - 9:15pm