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Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) presents Comic Book Confidential

The Calgary Underground Film Festival, in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival is proud to present this special 35th anniversary screening of the classic documentary Comic Book Confidential. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with director Ron Mann.

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CUFF is hosting the 35th anniversary screening of Ron Mann’s award-wining essential classic film Comic Book Confidential, a definitive history of the graphic arts medium, profiling 24 legendary writers and artists. Featuring Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O’Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, and Art Spiegelman.

Wait, theres more! Maverick filmmaker Ron Mann Live! To celebrate National Canadian Film Day, we’ve invited Ron to nerd out on comix and share stories from the front line of indie filmmaking.

TICKETS ARE FREE!!! But ya gotta claim one in advance to attend!



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Wed. April 19


7:00 pm MT

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Ron Mann

Toronto filmmaker Ron Mann is one of Canada’s foremost documentary filmmakers. Over the past 40 plus years, he has documented culture from the fringe inward, often focusing on visionaries and outsiders. Mann established his international reputation while in his twenties with a series of award-winning theatrical documentaries, including Imagine the Sound (1981), Poetry in Motion (1982), Comic Book Confidential (1988), Twist (1992), and Grass (1999). Mann’s other films include Go Further (2003), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006), Know your Mushrooms (2008), In the Wake of the Flood (2010), Altman (2014) and the CUFF.Docs selection Carmine Street Guitars (2018). In 2002, Ron founded Films We Like, a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films in Canada, that has released over 300 films.