Hell, no — just gearing up.
We’re hitting the sweet spot of the Calgary Underground Film Festival, when the films come at you fast and furious. So much goodness, so little time.
But if you need to narrow things down, figure out what you haveta gotta wanna see, we might be able to help.
They have kindly given us some tickets to pass along to some lucky winners and we’re more than happy to do so.
Three films, you decide.
Do you want to see the world premiere of The Secret Poppo? It’s described on the CUFF site thusly: “An eccentric shut-in recognizes his missing granddaughter off a milk carton, and, in a hapless quest to find her, stumbles into a whimsical conspiracy involving cults, cows, and secret families. A largely improvised comedy from the directors of the 2016 CUFF selection Meathead Goes Wild.”
Cool. It screens Friday, April 20 at 9:45 at the Globe with the directors in attendance.
How about the Quebecois story of young love, Fake Tattoos? Our writer Jane McCullough raved about it, calling the picture in her review “one of the best films I have seen in a long time,” and “a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.”
Cool, cool. That one screens Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m., also, of course, at the Globe.
And finally, is the ultra-violent rape-revenge film titled, well, Revenge, more up your alley? CUFF sums it up: “What starts as a weekend getaway between a married man and his mistress quickly devolves into a deadly game of cat and mouse when his hunting buddies arrive. Director Coralie Fargeat revamps and recalibrates the revenge trope from a female perspective, creating a violent, visceral monomyth about the rebirth and survival of a woman wronged seeking to even the score.”
Cool, cool, cool. That one goes Sunday, April 22 at 4:15 p.m. — Globe again.
So you have some options.
All you have to do to win is head to our Facebook page, find this posting and comment underneath telling us which one you want to see. One in particular? All of them? You tell us. We’ll pick a winner at random and let them know via direct message by 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.
Good luck and thanks, again, to CUFF for making Calgary a better city.