Welcome to the Dollhouse

Both a black-comedy and a coming-of-age feature film, Welcome to the Dollhouse launched the careers of director Todd Solondz and actress Heather Matarazzo, becoming a cult classic.

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Sour Grapes

The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival are kicking off a new season of great documentaries with Sour Grapes. Doc Soup Calgary returns.

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Kicking and Screaming

In the mid-1990s, a trend of breakout indies captured a generation full of doubts and fears. Full of sarcasm and biting dialogue, see this screening of Noah Baumbach’s first feature-length effort.

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Torrey Pines

Join the Quickdraw Animation Society for a screening of Torrey Pines, a queer punk coming-of-age tale from director Clyde Petersen, based on a true story and played alongside a live musical score.

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Safe

Calgary Cinematheque’s upcoming screening will certainly stay with you. Often described as a movie about environmental illness, Safe looks at the alienation of one suburban housewife.

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Violent

Driven by the beauty of the Norwegian landscape and its powerful original score, Violent centres on a young woman in the midst of a catastrophic event. See this acclaimed film before its theatrical run.

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My Own Private Idaho

Fans of American independent cinema of the 1990s will certainly want to check out this special screening of Gus Van Sant’s breakthrough indie sleeper, My Own Private Idaho.

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Trust

Regarded as one of the essential American independent films of the 1990s, this romantic comedy is full of Hal Harley’s biting wit. Join Calgary Cinematheque for this rare screening.

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Performing the Landscape

The landscape is a visual art standard. Beautiful and often sublime, there is a certain cliche that sees a conventional representation the land. But that’s about to chance in this expansive show.

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