Huronia Museum Film Series brings festival calibre films to Midland movie goers.
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New films for the Huronia Museum Virtual Film Series!
Working with the great people at Kinosmith / Blue Ice Docs we have created a virtual screening room. We have selected a few films from their wonderful catelogue to share with you. We have picked them because they are interesting and important and sometimes just because they are fun.
Listed below are all the films available for rental. For each film you want to watch you just click on the link below the description and follow the instructions. The cost for renting each film is listed here. Every rental is good for 5 days. People are also given the option of making an additional donation directly to the museum when they rent a film. This is 100% voluntary, but the museum truly appreciates every contribution you make.
Once merely a basic foodstuff, bread has now become a brand-name product with ever more varieties and suppliers. The film BREAD: AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE takes a look behind the scenes of the wondrous world of bread. We meet small artisan bakers as well as CEOs who have devoted their working lives to producing this daily staple and we ask the questions: what does the future hold for bread? And: what is it that we are actually eating?
A seemingly simple basic foodstuff has developed into a luxury food item which is fast approaching cult status. New organic bakers are popping up all over the country, but most of us still buy our daily bread and pastries at supermarkets, which mainly stock industrially produced baked goods. And very few of us know what is in our bread – and how good it can actually taste.
RONNIE’S: THE LIFE OF RONNIE SCOTT AND HIS WORLD FAMOUS JAZZ
A celebration of the legacy of Ronnie Scott and his world-famous jazz club,
Ronnie’s features previously unseen and rare performances from the likes of
Dizzy Gillespie, Van Morrison and Chet Baker, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone,
Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis. These are
accompanied with new interviews from the likes of Giles Peterson, Michael
Parkinson, Val Wilmer, Chris King (son of the club’s co-founder, Pete King)
and Ronnie’s daughter Rebecca Scott, as well as interviews with some of the
most iconic figures in music; Quincy Jones, Georgie Fame and Sonny Rollins,
amongst others. The film explores the club’s 60-year history and shines a
light on the uncompromising men and women who built it and who took to
Ronnie’s is an exceptional story about one of London’s greatest ever
institutions – one of the last remaining vestiges of old, bohemian Soho.
Chronicling an incredible journey through late 50s and early 60s Soho, the
film is not just for jazz fans; it also tells the extraordinary story of how two
working-class Londoners (Scott and co-founder Pete King) contributed to the
cultural life of a great city, making it a vital social document and a film for
any self-respecting music fan.
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.
This documentary examines the life and career of singer Linda Ronstadt as it is traced from her childhood in Tucson through her decades-long career and to her retirement in 2011 due to Parkinson’s disease.
FIRST WE EAT
Putting food security to the test in the far North of Canada – filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300 km from the Arctic Circle, removes absolutely all grocery store food from her house. For one year, she feeds her family of five, only food that can be hunted, fished, gathered, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon. Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures. Ultimately the story becomes a celebration of community and the surprising bounty of food that even a tiny community in the far North can provide. First We Eat celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness & knowledge of Northern Canadians and our relationship to the land through the food that we hunt, fish, gather, grow and raise in the North. Whether you are concerned with community (knowing where your food comes from and valuing the land and the people who produce it), sustainability, the nutritional value of your food, a finite oil supply, carbon footprint or food costs and accessibility – food security is a topic of interest for many of us.
While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. Flynn loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s rapid ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream. Pairing Meg’s exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates (The Canal Street Madam) creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood. The result is a uniquely comprehensive portrait of a young star’s rise as seen from the inside.
Featuring New York City Ballet’s Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck – the first ever woman to be asked to curate The Music Center’s famed BalletNOW program – and a diverse cast of world-class dancers from around the globe, the film follows Tiler as she tries to execute her groundbreaking vision of mashing together the worlds of tap, hip-hop, ballet and even clown artistry. With less than a week to pull it all off, Tiler faces the mounting pressures of not only dancing in multiple pieces but also producing and directing this high profile event. The success of the performances rests squarely on her shoulders. Will she pull it off?
***WE HAVE ALSO ADDED IN A FEW FILMS FROM OUR FILM SERIES PAST. JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM, OR, JUST WANTED TO WATCH THEM AGAIN!
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the ’50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the ’60s, through Lightfoot’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the ’70s, and finally to the artist in present day.
THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES
Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey gives us an intimate look into the factors that destroyed her career and the forces that brought her back.
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The Huronia Museum Film Series is made possible with the support of our many generous sponsors.
Askennonia Senior Centre
Catharine Bayles – RBC Dominion Securities
John Winter and Associates
Josh Post—Royal LePage
La Baie Crêperie
Olde Town Library
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
And Many More!!