The Department of Communication and Culture and University of Calgary Film Society Present

Wednesday, October 28th: No Impact Man

Colin at Market

No Impact Man
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 – 6:00PM
That Empty Space, MacEwan Student Centre

Directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein
2009, 93 mins.

Author Colin Beavan, in research for his next book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray.
Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colin’s and Michelle’s struggle with this radical lifestyle change.
The Beavans

Updated: October 7, 2009 — 8:16 pm

Wednesday September 30th: New World Order


New World Order
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – 6:00PM

Directed by Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel
2009, 90 mins.

New World Order is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy.

Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex (of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and four other conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the ‘massive global conspiracy’ that they believe threatens the future of humanity.


Updated: September 2, 2009 — 6:52 pm

Past screenings: 2008-09 season


William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Monday, June 8, 2009 – 7:00PM

EPCOR CENTRE’s, Engineered Air Theatre

Directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler

2009, 90 mins.

Contains Adult Content.

The late civil rights attorney William Kunstler was one of the most famous and controversial lawyers of the 20th century. He represented civil rights and anti-war activists, as well as accused terrorists and murderers. In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore their father’s life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to the most hated lawyer in America.


Updated: August 31, 2009 — 10:32 pm

Past screenings: 2007-08 season



Monday, June 9, 2008 – 7:00PM

Directed by Pietra Brettkelly

New Zealand, 2007

109 min

Contains Adult Content.

This is the last film for the 2007-08 season – there will be no University encore screening for this film. Please stay tuned during the summer for the 2008-09 season schedule!

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins explores an artist’s aspirations to adopt twins from a developing country. Filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly follows Vanessa Beecroft during a 16-month journey to Sudan. As the complexities of the international adoption become apparent, so do the risks to Beecroft’s marriage and her career.

WINNER, World Cinema Documentary Film Editing Award
- Sundance Film Festival 2008

NOMINEE, Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary
- Sundance Film Festival 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Hot Docs Film Festival 2008

Updated: August 31, 2009 — 10:17 pm

Past screenings: 2006-07 season

We end the 2006-2007 season with a big YES!

We are proud to team up with The Arusha Centre for a special live performance event to end the season. PLEASE NOTE the different venue, date and ticket prices for this particular event.


The Yes Men

Friday, June 15th, 2007 – 7:00PM

Co-presented by The Arusha Centre and Movies That Matter (The EPCOR CENTRE, NUTV, CJSW and the Gauntlet)

Contains Adult Content

Location: Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW)

Ticket prices: $15 Adult, $10 Students (Calgary Dollars accepted)

The Yes Men are globe-trotting theatre activists, famous for swapping Barbie/GI Joe voiceboxes and mocking the WTO on global television. On their first-ever visit to Calgary, The Yes Men will give a jaw-dropping two hour performance telling true stories that are stranger than fiction, and show hot-off-the-press video clips from their latest stunts.

Updated: August 31, 2009 — 10:08 pm

Past screenings: 2005-06 season

DOUBLE SCREENING – Monday, June 12, 2006, 7:00 PM:

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Carolina Valencia

Canada, 2005

45 min.

English & Spanish with English subtitles

This contemporary documentary looks at the lives of two friends, both named Jose, as they deal with the ramifications of gay life in Cuba. Jose Louis works in the tourism industry and has aspirations of leaving his country for a more accepting nation, while his friend Jose Rodriguez, a professional dancer, has had many opportunities to leave Cuba but is determined to make a life for himself in his homeland.

Shot without permission from Cuban authorities, the film follows the two friends as they spend time partying and enjoying life in Havana’s gay scene, knowing that they may soon part ways. It is an exploration of life within a struggling minority, interwoven with the complexities of friendship and love.


Updated: August 31, 2009 — 9:58 pm

That Empty Space

MacEwan Student Centre (University of  Calgary)

2500 University Gate NW,
Calgary, AB

All screenings are across from the Tim Horton’s in MacEwan Student Centre.

Directions from downtown:

-West on 6th Ave S.W.

-North on Crowchild Trail

To park in pay lots 10, 11, 12 or the MSC underground parkade

-West on 32nd Ave N.W.

-Turn left on Collegiate Blvd.

-Turn right for lot 10

-Turn left for lots 11, 12 and MSC

To park in the Art Parkade,

-South on Crowchild

-West on 24th Ave NW

-right on University Drive NW

-follow the one-way loop around

-The parkade entrance will be on the right hand side.

Directions from Calgary International Airport:

-South down Barlow Trail

-Turn right on McKnight Blvd., which will become John Laurie Blvd. Proceed west.

-Take south exit for 14th St. N.W.

-Travel south on 14th St. N.W. until you reach 24th Ave. N.W.

-Turn right on 24th Ave N.W.

-Continue west on 24th Ave. N.W.

To park in pay lots 10, 11, 12 or the MSC underground parkade

-West on 24th Ave N.W.

-Turn left on West Campus Drive

-Turn right on West Campus Way

Lots 10, 11, and 12 will be on the left hand side.

-For MacEwan Student Centre, continue going east until you see an underground parking entrance.

To park in the Art Parkade

-West on 24th Ave N.W.

-Turn right into campus and follow one-way loop around.  The parkade entrance will be on the right hand side.

Updated: September 1, 1900 — 6:35 pm
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