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Feb 27
Music Movie Mondays at The Blues Can in historic Inglewood on The Music Mile!

Want something a little different to do for a Monday night?

Infamous radio DJ and music movie host Zenon West will treat you with pop culture, a great movie, great sound, popcorn, great specials, and a prize draw.

ADMISSION IS FREE
POPCORN IS FREE
PARKING IS FREE

Movie starts at 8pm, so come about 7:30pm for seating.

November 28, come celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Band's THE LAST WALTZ. A movie directed by Martin Scorsese.

  • The Blues Can   Address: 1429 9th Ave SE Calgary  AB  CAN  T2G 0T4


It started as a concert. It became a celebration. Now it's a legend.
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Feb 22
Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and abundant natural resources, the South American country of Venezuela has also become renowned in recent years as the home to uniquely beautiful women celebrated in international beauty pageants. Indeed, Venezuela has claimed title to more global beauty competitions than any other nation in the world, successfully taking 6 Miss Universe, 6 Miss World, and 5 Miss International crowns.

The success of Venezuela’s pageant stars on the world stage has instilled an immense sense of national pride, while spawning an all-consuming obsession with physical appearance, and a desire by millions of Venezuelan girls to be a Miss.

Yet behind the glamor and fame that accompanies the pageants, there lies a more sobering portrait of what it means to be a woman in this Caribbean nation.

While millions of dollars are pumped every year into countless local and regional beauty contests and the powerful media interests that drive the industry forward invest massive resources in instilling the image of Miss Venezuela in the minds of young girls, essential services for women in the country are severely lacking, domestic violence is rampant, teen pregnancy is staggering, and deaths resulting from botched cosmetic surgeries are commonplace.

To be a Miss is a feature-length documentary journey that takes the viewer through the inner workings of Venezuela’s beauty factory, exploring the hopes and dreams of young models as they strive to become the next Miss Venezuela. Following three central protagonists, the film exposes the risks and rewards associated with this multi-billion dollar industry while showing how nationalism, personal ambition, and the influence of mass media have transformed the lives of ordinary women in the country.

“The Venezuelan people’s first experience with democracy came about through a beauty contest. In this Latin American country, which was still a dictatorship in the 1950s, it was a novelty for a working-class beauty queen to beat a rival from the elite. Now, beauty contests are big business in Venezuela. To Be a Miss showcases the coaches, agencies, plastic surgeons and even a manufacturer of the hotly contested beauty queens’ crowns. But above all we see the young women trying to escape the poverty of everyday life by competing in beauty contests. In a small room shared by two sisters and a cousin, a Barbie doll hangs like a trophy on the wall. This is the sisters’ goal: to achieve the Barbie look. They go to the gym twice a day, eat far too little and take part in countless competitions. The success of Venezuelan women in international beauty pageants encourages them to hope for a better future. Nevertheless, there are also critical voices from the university – not surprising when we see the preliminary rounds of a contest being held in a plastic surgery practice.” – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

A film by film by Edward Ellis, Aaron Woolf and Flor Salcedo.

30 minutes Skype Q&A with director Edward Ellis to follow the screening.

Admission is free for students with ID, and for the community with donation (cash or non-perishable foods) to the food bank.

Seating is limited so please arrive early.
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Feb 27 to Mar 05
The Reel Fun Film Festival - 7 days of international award winning family films and activities at various venues.

In February, Calgary families will be treated to 7 days of international family films at the annual Reel Fun Film Festival (RFFF). Unique to Western Canada, RFFF's 'family event' showcases award winning feature presentations, thought provoking documentaries and animated films that will engage and excite children of all ages. Come and watch films and experience some of our interactive activities hosted by film professionals from our Alberta film industry. There will be lots of fun, film and celebration.



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Mar 14
Each year the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival strives to present innovative and meaningful documentaries that encourage Calgarians to take positive action in their communities, this nation, and the world. 
’Shadow World' is a cinematic documentary that reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Through the insights of whistleblowers, investigators, prosecutors, military and industry insiders. 'Shadow World' reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defence contractors, arms dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracies and creates widespread suffering. 
Ultimately 'Shadow World' reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade inhibits rather than enhances security for us all. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.


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Apr 17 to Apr 23
The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is dedicated to showcasing independent films that are provocative and even bizarre. Contemporary works are shown from all categories of film including feature, animation, documentary and short. For something different, check out CUFF.

  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Green Calgary is bringing its annual Earth Day Event to downtown Calgary; hosting its AGM followed by a screening of the award winning documentary “Revolution” at the John Dutton Theatre (Central Library) Wednesday April 22nd.

The event will start at 5:30pm with a reception where participants will be treated to refreshments, support local sustainability through a raffle and other surprises, followed by a screening of the award winning documentary “Revolution”.

Green Calgary Members who attend the Annual General Meeting at 6:00 pm get free access to the movie. Nonmembers and members choosing not to attend the AGM pay just $10 for a meaningful celebration of Earth Day. Anyone wishing to attend can register and/or purchase a ticket to the event or call Green Calgary 403-230-1443 Ext. 226


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Paddle Canada's Waterwalker Film Festival is a tribute to the late Bill Mason, the great conservationist, canoeist and filmmaker. Mason once stated, "The medium of film is for me a means of expressing my love and enjoyment of the natural world, and of sharing my concern for what's happening to it with anybody who looks and listens."

Mason's idea of success was to be able to communicate through his films, books and paintings the intense feelings he had for his surroundings, and to somehow inspire others into sharing and adopting these thoughts and concerns.

Passionate in his beliefs, always speaking from the heart, his films inspired many people to dedicate themselves to the enjoyment and conservation of Canada's wilderness and waterways.



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There will be an evening for everyone! We'll feature live shows, gatherings and of course the best queer film has to offer from here at home and around the world!
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Established in 1998, Fairytales is an alternative to mainstream film festivals offering an international line-up of movies that feature storylines about gay and lesbian issues and lifestyles.
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4



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Celebration of Multiples for Multiple Awareness Week - a twin-themed afternoon at the Plaza Theatre - featuring IT TAKES TWO - the classic movie with Kirstie Alley and the Olsen twins.
Tickets $10 - lots of prizes and multiple - themed contests.
  • Plaza Theatre   Address: 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary  AB  T2N 3P4
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Come join us for a fantastic weekend featuring celebrity guests, vendors, artists, performers and movie screenings. Check out the website for updates on tickets, movies, contests and a few surprises.


4th Annual Calgary Horror Con
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CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent puts on an annual summer screening series, Secret Cinema.

The screenings are held outdoors in our cozy courtyard at sundown, and sometimes feature surprise musical guests. The only catch is that for copyright reasons we can't disclose the name of the film until you see it... Come out and get in on the secret!

* Due to small capacity, please arrive early to ensure admission


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CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent puts on an annual summer screening series, Secret Cinema.

The screenings are held outdoors in our cozy courtyard at sundown, and sometimes feature surprise musical guests. The only catch is that for copyright reasons we can't disclose the name of the film until you see it... Come out and get in on the secret!

* Due to small capacity, please arrive early to ensure admission


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The Calgary International Film Festival is a non-profit festival, bringing the best in global and Canadian cinema to the city. From enlightening documentaries, to compelling dramas and international films, there is no shortage of thought-provoking movies to inspire and delight.



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The Calgary European Film Festival is a cultural event that brings you relevant movies from nine European countries: Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Republic of Moldova, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, France, and Bulgaria.
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The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival screens movies from around the world that deals with various social justice themes.
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Each year the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents innovative and meaningful documentaries that encourage Calgarians to take positive action in their communities, this nation, and the world. Please join us for our free eighth annual festival as we explore current social and political issues through film and discussion.



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