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On Film: Ron Mann presents “Comic Book Confidential” at CUFF


The Calgary Underground Film Festival just announced the lineup for their huge 20th anniversary celebration. The festival takes place at the Globe Cinema from April 20 – 30 and will feature a spectacular program of 42 features and 38 short films. As we have come to expect from CUFF, it’s going to be a wild cinematic ride, punctuated by breakfast cereal, soul-sucking monsters, artwork, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, found footage, and more.

In marking their 20th anniversary, the festival is doing something special. As an appetizer for the event, they are bringing in acclaimed filmmaker Ron Mann to mark the inaugural National Canadian Film Day, April 19.

Comic Book Confidential came out in 1988, and pays tribute to the artistic underdogs, a group of misfit characters who sought to comment on the perversity of political and social structures, the volatility of existence, and the joy of the absurd.

To mark the release of this ground-breaking film 35 years ago, Ron Mann is coming to Calgary to share insight into his movie that explores a medium at the zenith of its creative potential. Prior to his appearance at The Globe Wednesday night the acclaimed filmmaker chatted with Tony King on Thoroughfare.