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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.

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

**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:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30

Director: Chloé Zhao
Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau
Runtime: 104 minutes

Winner of the Art Cinema Award, 2017 Cannes Film Festival

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy bronc rider undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

“The film gains artful integrity from Zhao’s favored docu-fiction technique – roughly tracing a script around the experiences of her non-professional actors – and dusty-dreamy visual style.” -Guy Lodge, Variety

Why You Should See This Film: Writer and director Chloe Zhao first met Brady Jandreau during her research for her earlier film Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015).  She visited the ranch where Jandreau was working and he was teaching her how to ride a horse.  She wanted to put him in one of her films, and when he had the accident that left him with life changing head injuries, she decided to base the script for her next film on his story. The character Brady Blackburn is played by Brady Jandreau who suffered the kind of head injury shown in the film after a fall from a horse.  The Rider was one of the most interesting and moving films we saw at TIFF last fall.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30

Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Cast: Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Janne Hyytiäinen
Languages: Finnish, English, Arabic
Runtime: 98 minutes

Winner of the Silver Bear Award for Best Director, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. As deadpan as the best of the director’s work, and with a deep well of empathy for its down-but-not-out characters, The Other Side of Hope is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.

“The guiding ethic of The Other Side of Hope is as much topical as it universal: that altruism is not especially brave or courageous, but just the basic principle governing relations between human beings.” John Semley, Globe and Mail

Why You Should See This Film: Aki Kaurismaki is Finland’s most famous film director.  Our film series has screened 2 of his previous films – Le Havre in 2012 and The Man Without a Past in 2002.  He has said that The Other Side of Hope will be his last film as a director.  He has been called an “auteur”, since he writes, directs, produces and usually edits the films himself, and thus introduces his personal “drollery and deadpan” style.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30

Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman
Runtime: 111 minutes

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif. Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling. But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet… and romance.

“Following in the footsteps of films such as Calendar Girls and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes another charming crowd-pleaser about embracing life in your later years.” Francesca Rudkin, New Zealand Herald

Why You Should See This Film: Finding your feet is a hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy that features an all-star cast of Film Circuit favourites.  We thought we’d end our 2017/18 season with a film that proves it’s never too late to start again.

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

Anytime Fitness
Askennonia Senior Centre
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Bobbie Dupuis—Remax
Brookside Music Association
Bryant’s Jewellers
Catharine Bayles – RBC Dominion Securities
Genesis Dental
Iyengar Yoga
Jeanne McIsaac—Remax
John Winter and Associates
Josh Post—Royal LePage
Kevin Ellis—Remax
Le Maitre D
Midland Toyota
Minds Alive
My GBay
Papa’s Pizza
Olde Town Library
Queen’s Quay
Quest Art
Robitaille and Associates
Sedgwick Post Hogg
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Book Not Mad
The Loft on King
The Odd Ball Yarn Co.
Three Sisters Realty
Tripp’s Paint and Revival Furniture
The Yoga House
Yvon Gingras Construction

 Individual Sponsors

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

And Many More!!


9 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.

    • 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

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