Calgary International Film Festival 2018: Preview

Calgary-film_logo_red-01_0I have been given Media Accreditation to cover the Calgary Film Festival for this Site. Be sure to tune in for all the latest news and reviews coming from the Festival starting  Wednesday September 19th. For now, here is a sneak peak at what to expect.

The 19th Annual Calgary International Film Festival is about to hit the city this week with twelve days of films from around the world.  The festival will kick off with the Gala opening  of “The Sisters Brothers”, an acclaimed western based on the bestselling novel of the same name starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. The Gala will take place at the Jack Singer Concert Hall with the screening happening at 7:30pm

For the rest of the festival run, attendees will be privy to a wide selection of films from across the Globe, many of which had showings in prior prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto. Among some of the more buzzed about titles include the controversial “The House that Jack Built” (A late entry), directed by Lars Von Trier and starring Matt Dillon, the recent Cannes Best Director film “Cold War” from Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, as well as the same festival’s best Screenplay winner “3 Faces” from Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi.

Along with the International films in the line-up, there are many titles featuring big Hollywood names such as Keira Knightley (“Colette”), Chloe Grace Moretz (“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”), and Andrew Garfield (“Under the Silver Lake”) to name a few.


The festival will also highlight their usual wide array of short film packages and host many special events throughout the week and a half of festivities. One of the most anticipated has to be “In Conversation With: Leonard Maltin and Jesse Maltin”. The legendary film critic will be in town with his daughter Jesse to discuss the roll of the film critic in the age of the Internet with sites like “Rotten Tomatoes” becoming more prominent in the world of film criticism.

The main festival venues will be at Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) and The Globe (617 8th Ave SW)

Tickets for films are $15 for Adults and $13 for students and seniors including GST. However tickets for the Opening Night Gala range from $27-$78.

Many of the special events including the Leonard and Jesse Maltin conversation are free with an RSVP.

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Be sure to stay tuned to Pillow Shots throughout the festival on updates and film reviews. I will also be posting news and events on other social media platforms. You can follow me on:

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