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Kusama - Infinity - Poster

Kusama - Infinity

Synopsis:

Director: Heather Lenz

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 80 minutes

 

Synopsis:

 

"A rival of Warhol in the ‘60s, Kusama battled sexism and racism in America while her hallucinations of polka dots eventually led her to the Tokyo mental institution

“Kusama - Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Yayoi Kusama: Life in Polka Dots is a feature documentary about Yayoi Kusama. The film explores Kusama's fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

“Kusama was born into a conservative family in rural Japan and she made her way to America on the heels of WWII. There, without connections and speaking only broken English, she devoted herself to her one true love, making art. On her first day in New York, Kusama has stated that she climbed to the top of the Empire State Building, looked down upon the city below, and made a decision to stand out from everyone she saw below and become a star.”

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 27 - 3:00pm
  • May 29 - 9:00pm
  • May 30 - 9:00pm
Lu Over the Wall - Poster

Lu Over the Wall

Synopsis:

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Language: Japanese

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 112 minutes

 

From the director of MIND GAME and DEVILMAN CRYBABY

 

Synopsis:

"From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

“As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.  Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.”

-via GKIDS

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 27 - 1:00pm
  • May 29 - 7:00pm
  • May 30 - 7:00pm
  • May 31 - 9:20pm

Itzhak

Synopsis:

Director: Alison Chernick

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 82 minutes

 

Synopsis:

"If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. The violin is the chosen instrument of Perlman, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive.

“We hear his tales of growing up as the child of polish survivors - where his mastery of the instrument takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world’s most prominent stages - we hear his perspective on music and life. Through Itzhak Perlman, we’re able to see an artist at work, a modern Jewish family embracing its heritage while living in a world of changing expectations, and how the legacy of both the Jewish people and the violin are knitted together in one remarkable human being.”

-via FilmsWeLike

Upcoming Showtimes
  • May 27 - 1:10pm
  • May 27 - 3:10pm
  • May 29 - 7:10pm
  • May 29 - 9:10pm
  • May 30 - 7:10pm
  • May 30 - 9:10pm
  • May 31 - 7:10pm
  • May 31 - 9:10pm
CalgaryMovies.com 20th Anniversary Festival - Poster

CalgaryMovies.com 20th Anniversary Festival

Synopsis:

?Can't believe it's been 20 years since we started this little website. We've literally listed over hundreds of thousands of movies and events. We are extremely proud to bring you this ONE DAY FILM FESTIVAL in collaboration with our longtime friends in the industry to celebrate Calgary's local movie scene. Get a taste of what these film festivals have to offer. Stop by anytime during this festival and bring a friend.

FREE ADMISSION - Donations accepted for the Calgary film community


www.CalgaryMovies.com

 

SCHEDULE:

2:30 PM

• Doors Open

 

2:45 PM

• Introduction

 

3:00 PM

• Shorts 1: Calgary International Film Festival

• Shorts 2: Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

• Feature 1: Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

 

5:00 PM

• Shorts 1: Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

• Shorts 2: CSIF

• Feature 2: Calgary Cinematheque

 

7:00 PM

• Shorts 1: Quickdraw Animation

• Shorts 2: Night Terrors

• Feature 3: Calgary Underground Film Festival

 

9:00 PM

• Special Final Short Film

 

 

Here are some of our industry friends who will be presenting a feature film or a short film:

Calgary International Film Festival

Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Calgary Cinematheque

Quickdraw Animation Society

Night Terrors Film Society

Calgary Underground Film Festival



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Kindly note: This is a special event. Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for special event screenings.

Upcoming Showtimes
  • June 2 - 3:00pm
  • June 2 - 5:00pm
  • June 2 - 7:00pm
  • June 2 - 9:00pm