Calgary International Film Festival's documentary lineup proves truth stranger than fiction

Calgary International Film Festival's documentary lineup proves truth stranger than fiction

Rats, fireworks, ballerinas in drag, refugees and bodybuilders are among the subjects of the Calgary International Film Festival’s lineup of documentary films, showcasing a wide variety of tones of sub-genres that add weight to the old adage that truth is often stranger than fiction.

Calgary Film 2017: Great Expectations

Calgary Film 2017: Great Expectations

Today the Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary Film) announced the First Wave of Films playing at the 2017 festival. This selection includes some of our most highly anticipated titles – winners of major festival awards, special connections to the Calgary International Film Festival, and films that our programmers are extremely excited to bring to Calgary. The first 10 films announced include a movie with major global buzz and a sexy Canadian romp.

‘Fargo’ & ‘Legion’ Cinematographer Craig Wrobleski on Coen Brothers Nods, Noah Hawley, and More

‘Fargo’ & ‘Legion’ Cinematographer Craig Wrobleski on Coen Brothers Nods, Noah Hawley, and More

 As more and more talent has moved to TV for long-form stories, the cinematic language of those stories has grown considerably to the point that the cinematography on shows like Game of ThronesBetter Call Saul, or Fargo and Legion rivals the work done on the big screen. It’s the latter two shows that are particularly interesting, as they’re both run by show-runner Noah Hawley, who approaches each season like one long feature film.

New partnership with China could mean big business for Alberta filmmakers

New partnership with China could mean big business for Alberta filmmakers

A partnership with China could be the boost the Alberta film industry needs.A memorandum of understanding between a delegation from Guangdong province and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association was signed Monday during the Banff World Media Festival.

First Nations World War 1 Hero Helps ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Find His Roots

First Nations World War 1 Hero Helps ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Find His Roots

“Wonder Woman” star Eugene Brave Rock looked to a First Nations hero for inspiration.

The Alberta-native who grew up in the Kainai Nation channelled World War I hero Mike Mountain Horse for his role as Chief, an opportunist who trades with both sides of the war in the ultra-successful “Wonder Woman".