Footnote – Film Series Gala Presentation May 16, 2012

Huronia Museum Film Series presents its gala celebration on May 16, 2012 with a showing of the film Footnote.  Screenings will be at 4:30PM and 7:30PM at the Galaxy Cinemas in Midland, ON.

From Huronia Museum director Jamie Hunter:

On Wednesday, May 16, Huronia Museum Film Series presents our annual gala reception from 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM.  The 4:30 film showing will go on as planned and the 7:30 showing will go on as planned.  In between the two films the series will offer complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine in appreciation for our wonderful film series this season.  In addition, we will have Ms. Janet Robinson of the Ontario Film Review Board talk about what the Film Review Board does.  Janet’s talk will be at 7:00 PM sharp.  This should be an insightful description of how our films are rated and what the board does in supporting films shown in Ontario.

The film Footnote was nominated for an Oscar and has won 12 awards and 5 nominations at festivals worldwide.  It is a story about a father and son both of whom are academic rivals in Talmudic studies.  When the father is to be awarded a prize for his life’s work, the family relationship reaches a new peak.

The film is rated PG, has a running time of 103 minutes and was released May 25, 2011 in Israel as a drama.  It’s an interesting film and rates 82/100 from various sources and features director/writer Joseph Cedar and stars Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi and Aliza Rosen.

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