Cal­gary In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, fall theatre sea­son, and hal­loween hunts.

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Ready the pop­corn, ex­tra but­ter please. Cal­gary In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (page 35) is hit­ting the­atres Septem­ber 20 to Oc­to­ber 1. Over the past 18 years the fes­ti­val has grown steadily, prov­ing that Cal­gar­i­ans re­ally love their cin­ema—last year the fes­ti­val hit a record at­ten­dance of 36,700 film-go­ers ea­ger to watch 200 multi-genre fea­ture and short films from more than 40 coun­tries.

“This is a great film fes­ti­val city,” says Steve Schroeder, Cal­gary Film’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

Though films come to Cal­gary from all over the world and from artists of all ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els, CIFF places spe­cial em­pha­sis on Al­ber­tan and Cana­dian tal­ent as well as new film­mak­ers. “We go out of our way to make sure our pro­gram­ming is dis­tinct in terms of the em­pha­sis on new voices,” Schroeder says.

From the Cana­dian Cin­ema Se­ries, A

Swinger’s Week­end is a sexy date-night com­edy fea­tur­ing sev­eral Cana­dian ac­tors such as Jonas Ch­er­nick and Cal­gary’s Erin Karpluk. The Browns are all in for a thrilling week­end swing­ing with the hippest and hottest cou­ple they know—but when a third cou­ple comes call­ing, they get more than they bar­gained for.

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