CUFF.Docs, the 7th Annual Documentary Film Festival presented by Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF), starts this Wednesday night, November 27, with the Sundance hit THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY, about the final tour of a dying magician, “The Amazing Johnathan”, which turns into an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion. The 5-day festival runs until Sunday, Dec 1 at Globe Cinema.
This year CUFF.Docs showcases 13 feature documentaries including:
Lily Zepeda director of MR TOILET: THE WORLD’S #2 MAN A biography of Jack Sim, a crusader for global sanitation who has dedicated his life to a crisis no one dares talk about: Shit.
Director Tara Wood and Executive Producer Joseph Clarke of QT8: THE FIRST 8 A look at the first eight films of Quentin Tarantino’s career.
Calgarian co-director and doc subject Kate McKenzie, Edmonton co-director Scott Townend and Cochrane doc subject Martin Parnell of THE SECRET MARATHON Inspired by a story of courage, an Alberta filmmaker and her legendary marathon mentor train and travel in secret to run the marathon of Afghanistan.
Sandy K Boone director of J.R. “BOB” DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS A history of the Church of the SubGenius, an underground movement that has been called “the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!”
Marco Porsia director of WHERE DOES A BODY END? The savage and tender extremes of SWANS told with unprecedented access to the band as well as never before seen archive material and interviews documenting their 35-year career.
Dominique Keller director of the local short KEEP ME IN THE GAME about the Silvera Games mini “Olympics” for Calgary senior citizens.
Eric Pauls director of ROSEBUD, ALBERTA, a day in the life story of Rosebud – a town of 86, that attracts 40,000 theatre-goers each year.
The other documentaries playing CUFF.Docs 2019 include:
LEFTOVER WOMEN (Dir. Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam)
LOS REYES (Dir. Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff)
MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE (Dir. Matt Kliegman)
OUR TIME MACHINE (Dir. S. Leo Chiang, Yang Su)
SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (Dir. Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen)
SKI BUM: THE WARREN MILLER STORY (Dir. Patrick Creadon)
WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE LAVENDER HOUSE?: THE LONGMONT POTION CASTLE STORY (Dir. David Hall, Thomas Rotenberg)