At the Globe: August 2014

Thursday 31st, July 2014 / 15:06
By Joel Dryden

For No Good Reason
August 1

This biographical documentary surrounds Ralph Steadman, the acclaimed artist who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson and is notable for his chaotic and nearly-grotesque art style. Spearheaded by close friend Johnny Depp, this feature delves into Steadman’s creative process and examines his contributions as a working artist.

Young and Beautiful
August 8

This French-language film, directed by François Ozon, screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. A young girl named Isabelle (newcomer Marine Vacth) turns to prostitution after her first sexual experience leaves her in the cold.

Stress Position
August 14

A.J. Bond directs this Canadian feature about a psychological experiment that is by turns enthralling and terrifying. Two friends test the limits of psychological torture in order to prove their points. This one-night screening at the Globe will feature a Q&A session with director Bond after the show.

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror
August 22

Burning Moon Video and the Globe Cinema present this midnight showing of Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, an Italian grindhouse zombie movie from 1981 directed by Andrea Bianchi. Tickets are $10 and are available at the box office and will feature the uncut 35mm print.

The Dog & The Case Against 8
August 29

These two LGBTQ films will screen the weekend of Calgary’s Pride Parade and Festival. The Dog is a documentary about John Wojtowicz, who attempted to rob banks to pay for a sex-reassignment surgery for his partner, Elizabeth Eden – the story of which inspired the 1975 Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon. The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court ruling that overturned California’s ban on same sex marriage.

UPDATE: The listing entry for The Dog originally referred to Elizabeth Eden as John Wojtowicz’s “male lover.” We regret this error in judgment and apologize to anyone we’ve offended.

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