Current & Upcoming Shows

Infinity Baby - Poster

Infinity Baby

Synopsis:

Director: Bob Byington

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 80 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby, run by the garrulous Neo (Nick Offerman), is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble - infants that do not age. Ben (Kieran Culkin), a serial monogamist who says he wants to find the right woman but is always looking for the next one, and his competent pals Larry (Kevin Corrigan) and Malcolm (Martin Starr), are hired to market the service to those keen to nurture. While Ben swipes through his smart phone looking for his next partner, Malcolm and Larry end up having more time with one of the timeless toddlers than we might have imagined."

-via PNW Pictures

Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 19 - 1:00pm
  • November 19 - 3:00pm
  • November 21 - 7:10pm
  • November 21 - 9:10pm
  • November 22 - 7:10pm
  • November 22 - 9:10pm
Blade of the Immortal - Poster

Blade of the Immortal

Synopsis:

Director: Takashi Miike

Language: Japanese (English subtitles)

Genre: Action/Drama

Running Time: 151 minutes


100th film from Takashi Miike, director "13 Assassins", "Audition", "Ichi the Killer", and more!


*Please note: some showtimes have changed for this screening, and may differ on other websites or publications


Synopsis:

"Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine..."

-via PNW Pictures


Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 19 - 9:00pm
  • November 21 - 6:50pm
  • November 21 - 9:30pm
  • November 22 - 6:50pm
  • November 22 - 9:30pm
  • November 23 - 9:20pm
My Friend Dahmer - Poster

My Friend Dahmer

Synopsis:

Director: Marc Meyers

Language: English

Genre: Drama/Biography

Running Time: 107 minutes

 

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf


Synopsis:

"Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster … the high school senior."

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 24 - 7:00pm
GIRAF 13 - Poster

GIRAF 13

Synopsis:

GIRAF 13

Calgary's 
November 13 - 26, 2017



Each year, Quickdraw brings the best short and feature-length animated films to Calgary for a celebration of independent animation in all its forms. This year, the 13th annual GIRAF animation festival will once again bring Calgary an unmissable selection of new animated features and shorts, retrospectives, visiting artists, and animation workshops.


Check the full schedule and tickets available herewww.giraffest.ca



About GIRAF:

An annual animation festival that runs each November at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting diverse animations from around the globe. We’ve showcased the award-winning independent work of artists including Don Hertzfeldt, David O’Reilly, The Brothers Quay, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, Malcolm Sutherland, Koji Yamamura, Bruce Bickford, Brandon Bloomaert, Barry Doupe, Cordell Barker, Richard Reeves, Chad Van Gaalan, Mati Kutt, Jan Svankmajer, Priit Parn, Nick Fox-Gieg, Amy Lockhart, Stu Hughes, Madi Piller, and Cam Christiansen, among many others.

GIRAF is committed to creating greater awareness for animation as an art form, through interactive activities including workshops, artist talks, visiting artists, and animation screenings. We focus on presenting works that push boundaries through the development of new techniques, hybrid forms of creation, and challenging subject matter, and thus animation that is rarely seen at other festivals.  GIRAF is run by the Quickdraw Animation Society, a non-profit, artist-run centre in Calgary Alberta.

www.quickdrawanimation.ca

Kindly note: GIRAF 13 is a festival, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts will not be accepted.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 23 - 7:00pm
  • November 23 - 9:00pm
  • November 24 - 7:00pm
  • November 24 - 9:00pm
  • November 24 - 11:00pm
  • November 25 - 7:00pm
  • November 25 - 9:00pm
  • November 25 - 11:00pm
Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18 - Poster

Calgary Cinematheque 2017/18

Synopsis:

Calgary Cinematheque - Season 11

Visit www.calgarycinema.org for more information and tickets


2017 / 2018 SERIES:


Masters: Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar-Wai is a genuine auteur whose signature style is instantly recognizable in his films due to the presence of eye-popping visuals, memorable music and characters that linger long in the memory.

Spotlight: Wexler & Willis

This season we're shining a spotlight on cinematographers, choosing two Americans, Gordon Willis and Haskell Wexler, and their politically charged films of the 1960s and 1970s.


Focus: Landscapes

More than a mere setting, a landscape and the representation of it undergoes differing treatments in cinema. At the intersection of topography and narrative, there are films that evoke, and exercise a landscape’s capacity as a kinetic and tactile character.



UPCOMING SCREENINGS:


2046 | November 23 @ Globe Cinema

LOVER FOR A DAY | November 30 @ Globe Cinema

ASHES OF TIME (Redux) | December 7 @ The Plaza Theatre

THE GRANDMASTER | December 14 @ Globe Cinema

+ More TBA



About Calgary Cinematheque:

We are Calgary’s year-round champion of challenging and under-represented global cinema. Our eclectic programming features selected films that expand Calgary’s movie-going options to include benchmark retrospectives, classic restorations, masterworks, and acclaimed screen rarities. We curate programs constructed around thematic links, historical or current movements, and the work of individual artists. Our programming includes overlooked contemporary world cinema, discussion sessions with guest speakers, and community events. We frequently collaborate with other organizations including the University of Calgary, Calgary Underground Film Festival, containR, and Theatre Junction.

www.calgarycinema.org



Kindly note: Calgary Cinematheque events are special event screenings, and as such passes, Groupons, and CJSW discounts will not be accepted.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 23 - 7:00pm
  • November 30 - 7:00pm
  • December 14 - 7:00pm
Amplify Her - Poster

Amplify Her

Synopsis:

About the film:

Directed by Ian MacKenzie and Nicole Sorochan from Victoria, BC -  Amplify Her follows several Electronic Dance Music artists who overcome isolation, illness, and gender bias to give life to their creativity. This visually dynamic film weaves animated motion comics created by the characters to offer intimate access into the colourful worlds of emerging female artists. On the surface, it’s a story about women in the electronic music industry, but the film’s deeper message is the resurgence of “the feminine” in Western culture.

Starring: AppleCat, Lux Moderna, Blondtron, CloZee, Kytami, WALA, and A Hundred Drums.

Filming locations include: Shambala, Burning Man, BassCoast, Envision, Sonic Bloom and more!

Tickets: https://amplifyher-calgary.eventbrite.com



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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 7 - 7:00pm
The Other Side of Hope - Poster

The Other Side of Hope

Synopsis:

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Languages: Finnish, Arabic, Swedish, English

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Running Time: 100 minutes

 

Synopsis:


"The film consists of two stories that by chance intersect at the forty-minute mark. The first one is about Khaled, a young Syrian refugee who has lost virtually all of his family. Almost by accident, he drifts to Helsinki as a stowaway passenger on a collier to seek asylum without great hopes for his future life.

 

"Wikström, the other protagonist, is a travelling salesman of about fifty (representing mainly men's shirts and ties). In the beginning of the film he leaves his alcoholic wife and his profession and turns momentarily into a poker shark. With the small amount of money he thus gains he then buys an unprofitable restaurant at the far end of an inner court along a back street in Helsinki.

 

"When the authorities decide to return Khaled to the ruins of Aleppo he, just like many others, decides to stay illegally in the country and disappears into the streets of Helsinki. There he meets, besides various types of racism, also pure kindness. Finally Wikström finds our fellow sleeping in the inner yard of his restaurant. Perhaps he sees something of himself in the battered man because he hires Khaled as a cleaner and a dishwasher."


-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 8 - 7:00pm
CUFF.Docs 2017 - Poster

CUFF.Docs 2017

Synopsis:

5th annual CUFF.Docs, Calgary's Documentary Film Festival


For this years festival, we have programmed a wide range of thought-provoking, artistic, impactful, diverse, non-fiction films, which have not yet had an opportunity to screen in Calgary. We have curated a selection which not only varies in subject, but style and genre within the art form.

 

CUFF.Docs is the perfect place for anyone with the same intrigue and interest in factual content as we have. We’ll bring guests with the films, and plan for a unique CUFF-experience with the festival, and the films we present.


Full schedule and tickets can be found here: www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

We aim to promote art and encourage dialogue.

 

At CUFF.Docs, the quality of the film is what matters most; we don't book films to make political statements or advocate for particular issues. Instead, we hope to present a range of films that both confirm and challenge beliefs, promoting a sense of wonder and a healthy skepticism, and above all, that continue to advance the medium of documentary filmmaking.

 

The Calgary Underground Film Festival loves supporting independent film, and with a great team and passionate supporters, we elevate Calgary's cultural landscape!



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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • November 19 - 1:30pm
  • November 19 - 4:00pm
  • November 19 - 6:30pm
  • November 19 - 9:00pm
The Thing (1982) - Poster

The Thing (1982)

Synopsis:

On December 29, Globe Cinema presents the 1982 horror classic THE THING directed by John Carpenter. Celebrate the end of 2017 with THE THING's unrivalled practical effects and masterful suspense on the big screen.

 

December 29th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

All tickets only $10

Licensed with bar

 

Advance tickets available here: http://bit.ly/2zR2Di7

 

Synopsis:

 

THE THING (1982) | directed by John Carpenter

Trailer: https://youtu.be/5ftmr17M-a4

"A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight."

 

 

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 29 - 7:00pm
Mad Max Quadrilogy - Poster

Mad Max Quadrilogy

Synopsis:

On Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th, get your fix of MAD MAX with a condensed retrospective of the entire series to date! This includes all four films from the original 1979 Mad Max feature to the 2015 reboot Fury Road - all directed by George Miller.

Mad Max: Fury Road will be shown in Black & Chrome, the way that George Miller intended.

 

Schedule:

December 8 @ 7:00pm - MAD MAX

December 8 @ 9:00pm - MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR

December 9 @ 7:00pm - MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

December 9 @ 9:00pm - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

 

Individual tickets $10

Nightly double feature tickets $15

All ages (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Licensed with bar.

 

Synopses:

 

MAD MAX (1979) | directed by George Miller

"In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang."

 

MAD MAX: ROAD WARRIOR (1981) | directed by George Miller

"In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits."

 

MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985) | directed by George Miller

"After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen."

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) | directed by George Miller

"A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max."


Tickets available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3169327

 

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

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 8 - 7:00pm
  • December 8 - 9:00pm
  • December 9 - 7:00pm
  • December 9 - 9:00pm
Chavela - Poster

Chavela

Synopsis:

?Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Languages: Spanish, English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Running Time: 93 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her - as well as those she spread about herself - the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being." 


-via Blue Ice Docs

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 15 - 7:00pm
Napping Princess - Poster

Napping Princess

Synopsis:

Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Languages: Japanese (English subtitles)

Genre: Animated/Drama/Sci-fi

Running Time: 110 minutes



Also known as "Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari" or "Ancien and the Magic Tablet"

Synopsis:

"The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

"From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past."

-via GKIDS

Upcoming Showtimes
  • December 1 - 7:00pm
Happy End - Poster

Happy End

Synopsis:

?Director: Michael Haneke

Language: French (English subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 107 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home."

-via Mongrel Media

Upcoming Showtimes
  • January 19 - 7:00pm