By Joel Dryden
CALGARY — Although the red carpet has rolled up on the Calgary International Film Festival, the Globe Cinema still keeps the projectors rolling. Here’s a quick look at what’s playing at the Globe this month.
Opening October 9:
This Changes Everything
This 2015 documentary is a companion piece to the book by Naomi Klein, which purports to “re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.” Big undertaking. But by all accounts, the book/community under the “This Changes Everything” banner has already made big strides, and the doc – directed by Avi Lewis – looks to continue that trend.
Despite going mostly quiet on the horror front after 2007’s Hostel: Part II, director Eli Roth has upped his output over the past two years, with 2013’s The Green Inferno (which saw a release in 2015) and now Knock Knock, which stars Keanu Reeves. The violence on this thriller looks to be scaled down, by Roth-ian standards, so don’t expect Hostel-style guts and gore.
Opening October 30:
The Reflektor Tapes
Canadian alt-indie rockers Arcade Fire released their fourth studio album, Reflektor, on October 28, 2013, to largely positive reviews. The Reflektor Tapes peels back the curtain on the group, featuring interviews, concert footage and backstage personal moments.
On October 31:
12-Hour Monster Movie Marathon
Don’t miss this one. From 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., the Calgary Underground Film Festival will play 12 hours of horror movies, featuring delights such as Gremlins 2, Trick R Treat, Curse of Frankenstein and The Monster Squad. Tickets are $20, and $18 for CUFF members. For more information, visit calgaryundergroundfilm.org/monstermarathon
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