Eclectic slate of Late Shows programming unveiled by Calgary International Film Festival

Ask any cop, nurse, transit employees or bartender — the night shift is when all the weird shit happens.

That also holds true when it comes to the Calgary International Film Festival.

On Sunday night, organizers continued to slowly unveil their lineup by announcing their Late Shows programming for this year’s event — which takes place Sept. 20 to Oct. 1 in the city — and it’s another impressive collection of eclectic oddities.

“This year’s lineup is a mix of genres,” said Brenda Lieberman, programming manager for Calgary Film.

“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!”

Films that will get night owl screenings include: the previously announced Buckout Road and Tragedy Girls, which are also part of the Alberta programming; Vancouver director Rob Grant’s thriller Fake Blood “that blurs the line between fiction and reality”; comic-drama The Misandrists from filmmaker Bruce LaBruce; award winning dark comedy Lowlife; and Marianna Palka’s film Bitch, which has been lauded and described as a “vicious feminist satire.”

More films screening during Calgary Film will be announced in the coming days, including this Wednesday when the documentary programming is released. The full slate of films will be trotted out on August 30, when single tickets to all of the festival’s screenings will go on sale online.

Some specially priced packages are currently on sale from the festival’s website until this Friday and Early bird passes for the fest are also available while quantities last.