Zappa directed by Alex Winter
Zappa, directed by Alex Winter

Calgary Underground Film Festival announced the lineup of 18 features and two shorts packages, for the upcoming CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival taking place online and at Globe Cinema from November 25 – December 1, 2020.

The festival will open on Wednesday, November 25 with an in-cinema presentation of ZAPPA about the music icon Frank Zappa.

“With so many great films to choose from this year, we thought the hybrid model was a great opportunity for us to expand the festival,” said Festival Director and Lead Programmer Brenda Lieberman.

“We could have kept going – the diversity of films, and stories were endless, but we have selected a great variety of gems for doc fans.”

“The hybrid allows those who are missing the collective experience the opportunity to attend,” said Lieberman. “And those who can’t join us in person will also have an opportunity to see these amazing stories.”

Other film highlights include a documentary about Calgary’s deeply troubled police department, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA (Co-Directors Marc Serpa Francoeur & Robinder Uppal), which reveals the devastating consequences of unchecked police violence in our city. SPIDERMABLE – A REAL LIFE SUPERHERO STORY (Director Kelly Wolfert) is the heartbreaking and inspirational story of a five-year-old Edmonton girl with cancer who went viral when she lived out her dream of fighting crime with her hero Spider-Man. THE LAST VILLAINS, MAD DOG & THE BUTCHER (Director Jean-Daniel Desroches) is a documentary about the famed Canadian Vachon wrestling family featuring the last living member of the dynasty: Paul “The Butcher” Vachon.

The other films selected for CUFF.Docs 2020 are:

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE Director Justin McConnell
CURED Director Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer
THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE Director Maria Finitzo
ENEMIES OF THE STATE Director Sonia Kennebeck
FLINT: WHO CAN YOU TRUST? Director Anthony Baxter
HE DREAMS OF GIANTS Director Keith Fulton
INSERT COIN Director Joshua Tsui
LOVEMOBIL Director Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss
MORGANA Director Josie Hess
PRAYER FOR A LOST MITTEN Director Jean-François Lesage
TINY TIM: KING FOR A DAY Director Johan Von Sydow
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES Director Hannah Jayanti

Documentary Shorts Package feat. 10 short films
7 shorts playing before features

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