CIFF announces details of 2014 lineup

Posted on September 2, 2014

Film buffs will have plenty to choose from during the 11-day festival, which kicks off September 18 with the Opening Gala feature, The Young & Prodigious T.S. Spivet, at the Jubilee Auditorium. Stars Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson and Jakob Davies will join recently announced special guest, Rick Mercer, on the red carpet.

In addition to previously revealed Gala features Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, Teen Lust and Ally Was Screaming, the festival unveiled close to 200 drama, comedy, documentary and short film offerings.

Grouped into different series, including Documentaries, New American Cinema, World Cinema, Late Shows and Shorts, this year’s titles can be searched easily online at CalgaryFilm.com

Among the many highlights are screenings of such Headliner films as Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman, Goodbye to Language 3D (Adieu au Langage) from legendary French auteur Jean-Luc Godard, Maps to the Stars by acclaimed Canadian director David Cronenberg and Foxcatcher featuring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, in an against-type role that is already garnering him major accolades.

The Canadian Cinema Series features 16 diverse and inspiring movies from such notable directors as Xavier Dolan (Mommy), David Winning (Mutant World) and Jacob Tierney (Preggoland), as well as young, up ‘n’ coming filmmakers Bhaveek Makan and Jashan Makan (Jewel Fools) of Calgary.

The Music On Screen series is made up of six engaging titles, including Heaven Adores You, a heartfelt documentary on late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, and Time Is Illmatic, which is a fascinating look at hip hop superstar, Nas and his genre-changing 1994 debut, Illmatic.

Alberta Spirit returns with seven outstanding short films from some of the province’s most talented filmmakers. One innovative short will be chosen by a jury to receive the Enbridge Alberta Spirit Award at the gala, which takes place Sept. 20 at Theatre Junction GRAND.

There’s more Canadian content to be had as some of the country’s youngest and most talented aspiring filmmakers share the spotlight at the Youth By Youth Cinema event Sept. 21 at Telus SPARK.

“We’re extremely proud of our lineup this year,” says CIFF Executive Director Stephen Schroeder.

“The diversity and quality of the films we’re presenting will appeal to all movie lovers.”

The festival lineup, schedule and movie trailers can be found online at CalgaryFilm.com

EXP Passes, Ten-Packs, Gala and Single Tickets are now on sale through CalgaryFilm.com

For more information or to set up interviews, contact Lisa Wilton, Media Relations Associate at LisaW@calgaryfilm.com or call 403-512-9018

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