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.