Kate McKenzie

Calgary International Film Fest Picks

I am very excited about this year’s Calgary International Film Fest.  It marks the long anticipated premiere of my friend Chris Hsiung’s film “Elder in the Making.”  This film promises to bring a new dialogue around bridging cultural gaps and discovering our own roots.  Check it out on Saturday Sept. 26 at 4:15 at the Globe Uptown Theatre.  

If you haven’t ever had the chance to check out the shorts series at CIFF I would highly recommend it.  Some of my favourite films in the past have been from this series.  To ease into shorts check out Funnily Enough, A Women’s World, Life’s Work or Best of the Shorts.

To help support fellow Canadian filmmakers I would recommend Adrien or My Internship in Canada

Also on my list this year of films I hope to check out are some headlining films including The Lady in the Van, Room and  Into the Forest.

Finally another eye-opening film that promises to be interesting is Naaz & Malik.

I love the power of film to help expand our worldview and open each of us to new ideas.  Happy exploring!

-Kate

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