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Huronia Museum Film Series brings festival calibre films to Midland movie goers.

Individual tickets are $10 each.  Six-Packs are $54 each.

CORRECTION JAN 17, 2020:  Error in Midland Mirror:   Huronia Museum does not have 10-packs available for $54.  We apologize for the misunderstanding.  

All proceeds for ticket sales help to support Huronia Museum.

Showtimes are at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm each Wednesday Night.
Films are shown at the Galaxy Theatre Midland

***Tickets and passes can be bought immediately before the film, at the theatre if they are still available. CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY*****

Tickets are available for purchase at the Huronia Museum with cash credit or debit until 3 p.m. on the date of the film.

Tickets and Six-Packs are available at our Online store at
http://www.shopmidland.com/HuroniaMuseum/?listing.action=products&catid=100032849

**Reminder to everyone on our email subscriber list-If you are not receiving our weekly emails, please check your spam / social folders.  Some email providers recognize the film emails as spam because they are messages sent out to a large group using an email service**

Here are some photos from the TIFF Film Summit:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4DgnHJ

The time has come and we finally have some information to share on our upcoming 2019/2020 film series!

As soon as we have more films confirmed and more dates confirmed we will post them.

2020 FILM TITLES ARE NOW BEING POSTED!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

Director: Carl Hunter
Cast:  Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe
Runtime: 91 minutes

Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

Often, the whole shebang plays like a rattle bag of tropes, digressions and stray running gags. Then again, that randomness is perfectly apt… – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – PARASITE

Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast:   Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong
Runtime: 131 minutes
Language: South Korean with EST

Oscar Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film

Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nomination for  Best Director and Best Screenplay

Winner if the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Second foreign film to ever be nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture since the 1998 film, Life Is Beautiful

Parasite tells the story of two families: the Kims and the Parks. The Kims are an impoverished family living in squalor, but they are resourceful. When opportunity strikes, they seize it — and never let go. After a family friend decides to move to the United States, he encourages Ki-woo to replace him as a tutor to the daughter of the wealthy Park family. Ki-woo is unqualified for the job, but forges the credentials he needs with the help of his sister Ki-jung. One by one, each member of the Kim family finds their way into servitude to the Parks — without the Parks discovering who they really are. “Rich people are naive,” remarks the patriarch of the Kim family. The Parks are the source of survival for the Kims now. There is only one family member left to onboard: Kim matriarch Chung-Sook. Nothing can prepare you for what happens next. The film travels through genres seamlessly to tell a story about greed and social disparity that is tragic (or maybe comedic) on a Shakespearean scale. Bong Joon-ho is giving film lovers a reason to step inside a cinema and see this award-winning opus unfold on the big screen.

An exhilarating and furious indictment of class struggle, Parasite might be the masterpiece South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho has been working toward his entire career. – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – CLEMENCY

Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce, Richard Gunn, Danielle Brooks
Runtime: 113 minutes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – OFFICIAL SECRETS

Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes
Runtime: 112 minute

Official Secrets recalls the prosecution of real-life whistle-blower Katharine Gun, a young translator at the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters.  The film offers a behind-the-scenes account of events from the perspectives of Gun and the journalists and lawyers that warn of the perilous state of democracy at times of war. George W. Bush and Tony Blair were doing everything in their power to secure a United Nations resolution to sanction war. As part of that effort, the States’ National Security Agency sent a memo to GCHQ with an order to gather information on diplomats from certain nations so they could fix the UN vote and protect themselves from being charged with any unlawful acts. Gun is reluctant to follow the order, knowing that the case for war has yet to be proven. Weighed down by her conscience, she risks everything and leaks the memo in the hopes of stopping the war — but no one can stand in its way. Did Gun break the law? Did she violate the UK’s Official Secrets Act? Is she a traitor? These are the motivating questions from here on out. Official Secrets is an examination of the meaning, value, and act of loyalty.

A sturdy, entertaining political thriller that pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right outraged reactions. —Tim Grierson, Screen International


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – IL PLEUVAIT DES OISEAUX

Director: Louise Archambault
Cast:  Kenneth Welsh, Andree Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte
 
Language: 
French with EST
Runtime: 127 minutes

Tom and Charlie, who have been living in isolation for years in a small compound along the water, experience a death in their community of three when their painter friend Ted suddenly passes away, leaving behind a locked shed full of beautiful canvases. Steve, a young manager at an almost-always vacant motel not too far away from the compound, starts working with Tom and Charlie, helping them maintain a low-key marijuana operation.

After Steve takes his aunt to her brother’s funeral, she asks that she not be taken back to the psychiatric hospital where she has spent the greater part of her life — and Steve knows just the place to take her to keep her safe and under the radar. Around the same time, a young photographer finds her way to the secluded compound as she investigates survivors of the area’s greatest forest fire. These two women shake up the men’s tranquil routine, challenging each of them to look at the world in ways they may have previously been avoiding. The film presents a story of intertwined destinies, compassion, and love, as well as the power of taking one’s life into his or her own hands.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – ASK DR. RUTH

Director: Ryan White
Featuring: Ruth Westheimer, Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart
Runtime: 100 minutes 

Chronicling the incredible life of the nonage-narian and world-renownedsex therapist, Ask Dr. Ruth is as charming and fascinating as its endlessly charismatic subject. Dr. Ruth Westheimer became famous in the United States for her frank and unapologetic discussions about sex. Her 1980s radio show, Sexually Speaking, was a cultural touchstone for millions of people. Her no-nonsense approach and cheeky smile might make the first impression of a cheerful grandmother dispensing sex advice. However, her life story is one of such astounding resilience that it quickly becomes clear how her willingness to name anatomical parts is the least surprising thing about her.

Beyond her insistence on open, honest dialogue around sexual pleasure and intimacy, Dr. Ruth also became an advocate for the gay community and women’s reproductive rights, during a time when both were being dangerously disregarded in the larger cultural conversation. Endlessly watchable, Ask Dr. Ruth inspires a reverence and appreciation for this unwaveringly warm, unstoppable woman.

A long-overdue bio-doc that, in its spirited way, is as affirming as last year’s paean to another important octogenarian Ruth, RBG. – Robert Abele, TheWrap


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30

The Huronia Museum Film Series is made possible with the support of our many generous sponsors.


Askennonia Senior Centre
Bobbie Dupuis—Remax
Brokerlink
Brookside Music Association

Catharine Bayles – RBC Dominion Securities
Genesis Dental
Grant Thornton
Iyengar Yoga
Jeanne McIsaac—Remax
John Winter and Associates
Josh Post—Royal LePage
Kevin Ellis—Remax
La Baie Crêperie
Midland Toyota
Minds Alive
Papa’s Pizza
Olde Town Library

Quest Art
Robitaille and Associates
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre
The Book Not Mad
The Loft on King
Tripp’s Paint and Revival Furniture
The Yoga House
Yvon Gingras Construction

 Individual Sponsors

Joan Asselin
Judith Green
Jane Hamilton
Don Morton
Paul Rollinson
Joan Sundeen

And Many More!!


10 thoughts on “Film Series

  1. The new Film series begins again in January, we will begin to advertise when we have confirmation on the newest films.
    Veronica

    • Unfortunately, while it is certainly the type of film we love to bring in, The Danish Girl is not one of the films our Huronia Museum Film Series will be showing. However, it is now out on DVD so it is available to rent, it is on demand, or you could check to see if the Midland Public Library will be stocking it and simply borrow from them.

      • There are many reasons why a particular film may not be available to us for showing. The Film Series committee works on film lists based on what we are offered from TIFF and what they have personally seen. The choices made by those members are not always available for showing.
        Huronia Museum is always looking for members to volunteers on the committees that work toward setting up events and work together to choose the films for our Film series. Feel free to drop by and become part of the volunteer team!

  2. I bought the 2015 2016 season pass before Christmas. I asked the girl at the museum if I could use the pass fall 2016 and she said yes. I have only seen one movie.

    • At one point in time (the message you replied to is from 2008 or 2009) they did expire. They no longer do, they are valid until they are finished. 🙂

      • ooops and I gave mine away not remembering this. I decided I should be purchasing at the door but prefer pre purchasing . Now I will do just that again

  3. I attended the Novitiate this past week and heard about upcoming movies. I just wanted to say that the Oscar nominated animation, The Breadwinner, has a Canadian connection. One of the producers, Anthony Leo, hails from the Caledon area and now works out of Toronto and Los Angeles.
    I saw the great movie Breathe and then went to the library and found out it is already on DVD. Paying $10 for a movie and then finding it’s already released is disappointing to me. R. Henkel

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