By Joel Dryden
Whatcha Got, Calgary? – September 5
This locally-produced film anthology features 20 films directed by 20 Calgarian directors in the vein of similar films like Paris Je T’aime or New York, I Love You. Each local director will produce a three-minute short film revolving around themes like “Work in Calgary” or “Cowboys.” Tickets available at www.201studios.com.
[Full disclosure: Film editor Joel Dryden is one of the creative minds behind the Whatcha Got, Calgary? project]
Zulu – September 5
Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker lead the cast of this crime thriller, which closed the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Set in South Africa, the film follows two policemen who investigate a massacre that follows the introduction of a new illegal substance.
Gravity – September 11
Presented by Beakerhead (free admission and free popcorn)
Beakerhead presents this free screening of Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón’s acclaimed 2013 sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Beakerhead’s Science in the Cinema series involves a researcher who works in a related field introducing each film and leading a discussion following the screenings revolving around new areas of research related to the science in the movie.
Night Moves – September 13
This 2013 thriller stars Jesse Eisenberg alongside Peter Sarsgaard and Dakota Fanning in a unique character-driven film by director Kelly Reichardt. The film, which played at the 70th Venice International Film Festival as well as the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, revolves around three activists who conspire to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
Calgary International Film Festival – September 19 to 28
The Globe Theatre will host a variety of presentations during the 2014 Calgary International Film Festival from September 19th to 28th. For more information and for full scheduling of CIFF 2014 premieres, visit www.calgaryfilm.com.AB, Alberta, Beakerhead 2014, Calgary International Film Festival 2014, CIFF 2014, Globe, Globe Cinema, Whatcha Got Calgary?