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CIFF: T.S. Spivet, Pride among films chosen by audiences to get encore screenings on Sunday

The Calgary International Film Festival has released a list of films that will receive “audience encores” on Sunday. The films were chosen through audience voting and demand, although the encore screenings were also dependent on whether distributors would allow the films to be screened again. 188 more words

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Local film to close out the Calgary International Film Festival

Writer and director Jeremy Thomas and his team were ‘screaming’ for joy when his film Ally Was Screaming was selected for the closing gala of the Calgary International Film Festival this Sunday. 195 more words

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CIFF: Q&A with Calgary actress Sheila E. Campbell about the horror film, The Editor

The Editor screens Friday at 9:45 p.m. at the Globe Cinema and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Eau Claire Cineplex as part of the Calgary International Film Festival. 986 more words

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CIFF: Romania's Little Spartan an exercise in cinematic weirdness

It’s the chronic dilemma of film festival programmers. While mainstream entries such as Foxcatcher, The Boxtrolls, Pride and Hector and the Search for Happiness may be the options filling theatres at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival, it often seems as if film-buff programmers would prefer that audiences flock to some of the more left-of-the-dial choices that fill out the lineup. 487 more words

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CIFF: The Secret Trial 5 exposes the perils of secrecy in the justice system

The term Kafkaesque is so commonly used these days that it has almost lost its meaning.

But it would be hard to find a story, or stories, that better fit the term than those found in Amar Wala’s The Secret Trial 5, a fascinating and infuriating documentary about Canadian injustice. 504 more words

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CIFF: Alberta's Gavin Crawford stars in Two 4 One, a romantic comedy with a twist

Gavin Crawford and Naomi Snieckus may play lovers in the romantic comedy, Two 4 One, but they seemed to have developed more of a sibling-like relationship off-screen. 498 more words

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CIFF: Documentary about gay rodeo circuit has audiences cheering

Matt Livadary didn’t have high hopes when he premiered his documentary, Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. 705 more words

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