By Joel Dryden
Timbuktu – April 3
This 2014 French-Mauritanian drama was nominated for the 2014 Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. The film follows the occupation of Timbuktu, Mali by the militant Islamist group Ansar Dine.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – April 4
This film follows the urban legend of Takako Konishi, who reportedly died trying to find the treasure that was depicted in the 1996 film Fargo. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews.
Pretend We’re Kissing – April 6
This film is playing as part of the Globe Cinema’s Canadian Indie Film Series – one film per month on Monday nights. The film, dubbed a “non-rom-com,” was written and directed by Matt Sadowski, who – brace yourself – played the Green Power Ranger in the television series Power Rangers S.P.D.
Calgary Underground Film Festival – April 13 to 19
Calgary’s annual showcase of under-the-radar films and stuff you won’t see anywhere else, CUFF returns from April 13 to 19. The Globe is once again partnering with CUFF to showcase this year’s selections – check out the full schedule at calgaryundergroundfilm.org.
It Follows – April 20
David Robert Mitchell directed this 2014 horror release, which is finally seeing a wider release after generating a lot of buzz after its premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Following a group of teenagers pursued by a supernatural entity, the film is being acclaimed for its visual style and old-fashioned, lingeringly creepy scares. Click here to read our review of the film.AB, Alberta, Calgary Underground Film Festival, CUFF, CUFF 2015, Globe, Globe Cinema, It Follows, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Pretend We're Kissing, Timbuktu