ALBERTA-SHOT FEATURE TO OPEN THE 2014 CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Posted on August 14, 2014

Calgary, AB – The Calgary International Film Festival is excited to unveil its four Gala Feature Screening Events, all of which are Canadian titles.

CIFF kicks off September 18 with the highly anticipated North American premiere of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Starring Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) and Callum Keith Rennie (Californication), the charming coming-of-age comedy was directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen.) In this visually dazzling, Alberta-shot story, a brilliant young inventor named T.S. (Kyle Catlett) runs away from his Montana home after winning a major science award.

The Green Carpet Gala at The Globe Cinema September 22 features the award-winning documentary, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story by Vancouver filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin. The couple takes us on a personal journey of discovery about the issue of unnecessary food waste by turning their challenge of living off discarded food into a labour of love.

The Black Carpet gets rolled out at The Globe Cinema on September 25 for the hilarious high school thriller-comedy, Teen Lust, starring Kristin Bauer Van Straten (True Blood.) When Neil (Jesse Carere, Skins), realizes his parents are planning on offering him as a virgin sacrifice to their Satanic cult and its creepy high priest John (Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride), he and his best friend (Daryl Sabara, Spy Kids) embark on a race against time to lose Neil’s v-card.

The festival wraps up on September 28 at The Grand Theatre with the Closing Gala selection, Ally Was Screaming. Directed by Calgary filmmaker Jeremy Thomas, the movie revolves around two friends who, while mourning the death of their best friend, find her unclaimed winning lottery ticket. Black humour and suspense intertwine when two friends trying to do the right thing become tempted by greed and consider the unthinkable.

 The Calgary International Film Festival runs September 18 – 28. The full CIFF lineup will be announced on September 2. Gala Feature tickets are on sale now through CalgaryFilm.com 

CIFF Executive Director Stephen Schroeder is available for interviews.

For more information or to request an interview please contact:

Lisa Wilton, Media Relations Associate

Calgary International Film Festival

E-mail: LisaW@calgaryfilm.com

Phone: 403-512-9018

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