The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF), known for showing cutting-edge films that push the audience's boundaries with controversial themes, is running April 16-22 at the Globe Theatre for  its 15th year.

It all began in August 2013 as the swollen rivers of Alberta began to recede from the torrent of water that had poured through the province two months earlier.

Hidden talent can’t help but show itself, especially when a fitting stage lies before it.

That stage being none other than Calgary’s own Palace Theatre, which will host its second YYC Music Awards this coming September.

In the opinion of both Shauna Thompson, curator at Calgary’s Esker Foundation, and long-time volunteer Suzanne Presinal, there is one exhibition in the history of the gallery that stands out: Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01.

“It was an interactive exhibition where the artist was interested in creating a project that would also have a bit of a social purpose,” Thompson says.