By Joel Dryden
The Christmas of the Calgary film calendar is the Calgary International Film Festival – but that doesn’t get underway until Sept. 23. To tide you over until then, here’s what’s playing at the Globe Cinema this month.
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sept. 6, 11 p.m.
Presented by the Calgary Underground Film Festival along with the Fairy Tales Presentation Studio and Hole in the Wall Studios comes this screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show – in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, and in conjunction with Calgary’s Pride Week. Of course, as with most screenings of the RHPS, costumes and “full audience participation” is encouraged. Tickets are $15, and doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Street Trash, presented by Night Terrors Film Society – Sept. 11
The showing for the monthly Night Terrors Film Society screening, as always, gets underway at midnight and costs $10 at the door. Street Trash follows previous Night Terrors screenings, such as Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula, but only in this month’s film will you be witness to a movie with the tagline, “It melts.” (In reference to human flesh.)
Best of Enemies – opens Sept. 11
Our modern-age pundits, from Bill O’Reilly to Ezra Levant, likely will not one day be the subjects of a 2035 documentary (at least, not in this fashion) – Best of Enemies, by all accounts, is an illuminating look into a series of debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley in 1968. Bonus: the narrators include John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammar and Dick Cavett, a venerable trio of enviable voices.
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