Another week, another festival of onscreen awesome.
This time it’s the Calgary Underground Film Festival’s CUFF.Docs, which is taking place at the Globe Cinema from Nov. 27 (today!) until Dec. 1, and features some of the best non-fiction offerings from around the planet.
It’s yet another event that makes this city unique, makes this city vibrant, keeps us entertained.
And thanks to our friends at CUFF, we can help entertain you this weekend. They’ve given us pairs of tickets to a trio of the exceptional documentaries on display during the fest.
The first is the wonderfully titled Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man. We’ll let CUFF describe it for you: “To a stranger, he’s a quirky Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to thosewho know him he’s ‘Mr.Toilet,’ a crusader in global sanitation. A former entrepreneur, Jack uses humour to campaign for something no one dares talk about: shit. It’s a crisis that impacts over 2 billion people. Having establishedUN World Toilet Day, Sim plunges into his biggest challenge yet when he is asked to help implement Prime Ministers Modi’s Promise of turning India into a defecation-free zone. But with few resources and no help from the government, Mr. Toilet discovers there is a price to pay for being the world’s #2hero.” The film screens Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.
The second film screens Saturday, Nov. 30, also at 7 p.m., and it’s J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of SubGenius. Again, we’ll allow CUFF to run it down for you: “The Church of the SubGenius has been called “the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!” But what is the Church? Filmmaker Sandy K. Boone explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged — to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it — except, maybe, poke fun at it all.”
And finally, we have the Canadian doc Where Does a Body End, which is “an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, told with unprecedented access to the band as well as never before seen archive material and interviews documenting their 35-year career.” Before it was cancelled, the legendary NYC act made their Calgary debut at Sled Island’s ill-fated, flooded 2013 fest, so if you missed that, this is the time to see them. It screens Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Knowing the programmers at CUFF, we can guarantee that all three are worth seeing. Especially, well, when it’s for free.
Just pick one.
Then head to our Facebook page, find this post, and comment underneath telling us which film you want to see and tagging a friend that you would like to join you.
We’ll pick winners at random and let them know via direct message by Friday, Nov. 29 at noon.
Good luck. And, should you not win, please still support CUFF.Docs, because it’s one of the things that makes Calgary the amazing place it is.