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Friday, September 26, 2008

CIFF Last-Minute Closing Gala Tickets



Calgary, AB Calgary, AB The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce the festival will celebrate its closing on September 27th with Brian Hecker's Bart Got a Room. As of Midnight Thursday, September 25, 2008 150 tickets for the screenings of Bart got a Room have been made available to the public for sale.

What: CIFF Closing Gala

VIPs: Director Brian Hecker in attendance

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008

Time: 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Where: Globe Cinema, 617 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Tickets are available at: or at the Fido Box Office

The film was a hit at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, and stars Academy Award winner William H. Macy (Fargo, Magnolia), Cheryl Hines, and Steve Kaplan. Bart Got a Room is American writer/director Hecker's first feature, and the hilarious plot and superb cast makes it an ideal closing for the 2008 CIFF.

Featuring cinematography by award-winning Norwegian cinematographer Hallvard Brin; edited by Annette Davey and Danny Rafic. Bart Got a Room is produced by Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray, Tony Shawkat, Reagan Silber, and Jai Stefan. Executive producers are Stephen Benedek, Ed Hart, Dina Burke, Mario Fallone, Pamela Hirsch, Michael LaFetra, Bruce Lunsford, and Randy Simon Writer Brian Hecker. Bart Got a Room will screen at the Volkswagen Closing Night Gala on Saturday, September 27 at the Globe Theatre starting at 7:00 p.m. The Gala reception will follow at Flames Central.

The complete 2008 CIFF line-up, as well as festival tickets and passes, are available online at from August 25, 2008. The Fido Box Office opens at Eau Claire Market and the CIFF Souvenir Program Guide goes on sale at all Calgary Starbucks locations on September 5, 2008.

About CIFF

Founded in 1998, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization based in Alberta, Canada. Inspired by the pioneering spirit and maverick ideals of the community, CIFF showcases films that break traditional boundaries and forge new cinematic ground. CIFF celebrates an unparalleled breadth and depth of cultural diversity through the meaningful, accessible, and artistic medium of film and engages thousands of artists to showcase the best films from filmmakers in over 100 countries around the world. CIFF is held annually at the end of September, screening over 200 films and hosting several gala events, awards, and special presentations. For more information visit

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