News: Calgary Underground Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years Of Genre Film

Tonight the Calgary Underground Film Festival kicks-off its 15th year with the highly-anticipated AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch and Craig Robinson, this cringe-inducing comedy will open the festival tonight at 6:45 pm. Director Jim Hosking & cast member Sky Elobar (THE GREASY STRANGLER) are in attendance with an after party at The Derrick. Limited tickets still available.

The festival runs tonight through Sunday, April 22 with screenings and events happening every day at Globe Cinema.

Highlights include: 

 The psychological thriller KNUCKLEBALL from local director Mike Peterson with director, cast & crew in attendance on Tuesday, April 17 including an after-party at The Ship & Anchor. 

 The international premiere of FREAKS & GEEKS: THE DOCUMENTARY from Alberta filmmaker Brent Hodge, just days after it premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

 Three more world premieres including THE SECRET POPPO from CUFF alumnus Sean Pierce (MEATHEAD GOES HOGWILD); PAPER YEAR, the feature directorial debut from Canadian Rebecca Addelman, a prominent Hollywood screenwriter of the hit TV shows NEW GIRL and LOVE; and SLAVE TO THE GRIND, a documentary about grindcore from DIY filmmaker Doug Brown featuring the local band Wake. 

 The return of the FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL: VOLUME 8, a one-of-a-kind CUFF-favourite event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. Curators Nick and Joe will be back at CUFF for the first time in four years. 

 A highlight every year, the SATURDAY MORNING ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CEREAL CARTOON PARTY featuring retro cartoons and hundreds of sugary cereals not available in Canada For the fourth consecutive year, we'll launch 5 new classic arcade games as part of CUFFcade, Calgary's first independent arcade, available to play for free during the fest. 

 Tickets to all films are available online at

All screenings at CUFF are licensed, with the festival bar serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. Before all screenings DJs are set up in the theatre, performing music inspired by the theme of the film.