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7th CUFF.Docs Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019
17th Calgary Underground Film Festival April 20-26, 2020
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Feature Films:

None J.R. "Bob" Dobbs And The Church Of The Subgenius
An exploration of the underground movement that has has been called "the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!"
None Leftover Women
The story of three Chinese ‘Leftover Women’: educated, cosmopolitan women who are not married and settled by the time they reach their mid-20s.
None Los Reyes
The story of Los Reyes is told through the eyes of Chola and Football, a couple of street dogs that live in Santiago's oldest skate park.
None Markie In Milwaukee
Assembled from over 10 years of footage, MARKIE IN MILWAUKEE tells the story of a midwestern transgender woman as she struggles with the prospect of de-transitioning under the pressures of her fundamentalist church, family and community.
None Mr Toilet: The World's #2 Man
Obsessed with toilets, eccentric entrepreneur Jack Sim sacrifices his comfortable life for an endless battle against the world’s largest man-made crisis: shit.
None Our Time Machine
Shaken by news of his father’s dementia, Chinese artist Maleonn sets off to build a time machine.
None QT8: The First Eight
A documentary that focuses on the first eight films of Quentin Tarantino's career featuring interviews with his frequent collaborators.
None Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street
This defiant documentary tells the triumphant tale of the "revenge of first male scream queen," the star of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2.
None SHORTS PACKAGE: Documentary Short Films
Here you will find a diverse mix of short documentaries, all with varying subjects, and genres within the art-form.
None Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story
A chronicle of the life and times of the legendary filmmaker who was a driving force in the development and promotion of the ski industry in America and throughout the world.
None The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician, "The Amazing Johnathan", becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.
None The Secret Marathon
Inspired by a story of courage, an Alberta filmmaker and her legendary marathon mentor train and travel in secret to join the brave Afghan women who are standing up for equality and freedom, by running in the marathon of Afghanistan.
None 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.
None Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story
The fully authorized and official story of legendary anonymous prank-caller Longmont Potion Castle.


None Acadiana
Screened before: Los Reyes
May 2017. As the new president of the United States takes his ease in the White House, the city of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, is the theatre of the mythic Crawfish Festival. It’s just another day, in America.
None All On A Mardi Gras Day
An intimate portrait of one man’s obsessive journey through the secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men who spend all year making feathered suits to honor their runaway slave ancestors and the Native American tribes who housed them during their escape.
None Beyond The Black Lodge
Part of: SHORTS PACKAGE: Documentary Short Films
A portrait of two artists whose shared love of folklore led them to write a book about the bizarre and quirky history of the region that inspired David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS.
None Keep Me In The Game
Screened before: Our Time Machine
Set in a Calgary retirement village, the documentary follows seven seniors as they train and compete in the Silvera Games: a sort of "Mini Olympics" that were created to give seniors from different lodges across the city a chance to challenge their skills in various events.
None Lady Samurai
Screened before: QT8: The First Eight
This is the story of Kaori Kawabuchi, a samurai sword performer, singer and motion capture actor. An inspiring woman keeping alive ancient traditions and spirituality in modern Japan.
None No Crying At The Dinner Table
Part of: SHORTS PACKAGE: Documentary Short Films
Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to reveal a collection of family secrets, confessions and confrontation.
None Rosebud, Alberta
Part of: SHORTS PACKAGE: Documentary Short Films
A short documentary about the day in the life of Rosebud, Alberta. A town of 86, that attracts 40,000 theatre-goers each year.
None Swatted
Part of: SHORTS PACKAGE: Documentary Short Films
Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through youtube videos and wireframe images from a video game.