BITCH – Directed by Marianna Palka
BITCH – Directed by Marianna Palka

The Late Shows Series, known for presenting the darker, creepier side of Calgary International Film Festival will feature six films at this year’s festival.

“This year’s lineup is a mix of genres,” said Brenda Lieberman, the Calgary International Film Festival’s Programming Manager and Late Shows Programmer. “We’ll be screening everything from comedy to horror, crime, thriller, docu-drama, and just different levels of fun. These films all push boundaries in different ways, and we’re looking forward to unleashing them on our audience. Keep an eye on for late additions too!”

2017 Calgary International Film Festival Late Shows Series

BITCH – Directed by Marianna Palka
Lonely housewife Jill is transformed by her monotonous lifestyle in this strange tragic comedy from the United States. Actor Jason Ritter stars alongside Marianna Palka, who multitasks as screenwriter and director.

BUCKOUT ROAD – Directed by Matthew Currie Holmes
(previously featured in our Alberta announcement)
The first feature for this Calgarian director pays homage to the midnight movies of the ’80s while still freshening up its genre.

FAKE BLOOD – Directed by Rob Grant
Co-produced by local Calgary Film alumnus Mike Peterson (director of the 2017 short film selection CONSUME) and directed by Vancouver’s Rob Grant FAKE BLOOD is a compelling film that blurs the line between fiction and reality.

LOWLIFE – Directed by Ryan Prows
Three unlikely criminal allies must unite to save a pregnant woman in this wacky violent dark comedy. This first time feature took home the Silver Prize Audience Award and a special jury mention from the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival.

THE MISANDRISTS – Directed by Bruce LaBruce
Directed by Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce (GERONTOPHILIA) this dark comedy was nominated for a Teddy for Best Feature Film at Berlinale and stars a cast of dynamic women, led by Susanne Sachße, Kita Updike, and Olivia Kundisch.

TRAGEDY GIRLS – Directed by Tyler MacIntyre
(previously featured in our Alberta announcement)
In this dark satire from Alberta’s Tyler MacIntyre, two teen girls with a popular blog manipulate a local serial killer into doing their bidding.

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