Tagged Film

Films matter because storytelling matters

By Gurman Sahota, April 27 2017 — During an economic downturn, the arts are often among the first cuts when governments and households tighten their belts. This may make fiscal sense to those who consider the arts strictly a leisure activity. But the arts are more vital now than ever. Festivals like the Calgary Underground…

European Film Festival showcases 16 national cinemas

By Rachel Woodward, November 1 2016 – Now in its fifth year, the Calgary European Film Festival will celebrate a collection of European films from Nov. 7–13. Films will be shown at the Globe Cinema. Sixteen different countries will present feature films or two or three short films to equal a full-length showing time. Festival…

Calgary should embrace the arts

Calgary’s economy isn’t doing too hot right now. As the price of oil continues to fall, our city’s unemployment rate has risen to the highest it’s been since 1996. And there’s little reason to believe this will change anytime soon. But every cloud has a silver lining. The possibility of Calgary losing its reputation as…

Review: My Internship in Canada

By Danielle Kim, October 6 2015 — With growing election buzz and an increased focus on the Canadian government, Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (in English, My Internship in Canada) is a timely watch. Directed by Québécois film director Philipe Falardeau, the film follows a rural Quebec member of Parliament and his overly enthusiastic Haitian intern….

Review: The Martian

By Jason Herring, October 2 2015 — Last year at the University of Calgary, first-year engineering students had to complete a book report on Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian. The highly technical work of science-fiction follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on the planet Mars. The book has now been adapted into a star-studded…

Rooftop patio showcases experimental films

By Clara Sadler, July 23 2015 — Canadian experimental film series Fresh Short Shorts will showcase new and old videos on Broken City’s patio until August 19. Inspired by the success of last year’s The Alphabetic Order of Things, an outdoor showcase of experimental Canadian films, EMMEDIA decided to host another series of similar screenings,…

Queens & Cowboys explores gay cowboy culture

By Melanie Bethune, September 25 2014 — Wade Earp is a cowboy in every sense of the word. Calling Texas home, he drives his pickup truck and horse trailer thousands of miles across North America every year to compete in bull-riding, roping, barrel racing and countless other events. His story has all of the workings…

Calgary Horror Con brings gore, community together

By Liv Ingram, July 31, 2014 — When people think of horror, it’s easy to reduce the genre to blood, guts and gore. People may not know about the growing popularity of horror conventions, which are driven by love of the genre and a sense of community. Calgary Horror Con returns this Saturday for its…

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