Film Series

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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
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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
THE GRIZZLIES
Director: Miranda de Pencier
Cast: Tantoo Cardinal, Ben Schnetzer, Will Sasso, Booboo Stewart
Runtime: 107 minutes

Based on a true story, The Grizzlies is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community.

In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town strug­gling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. With no previous experience or knowledge of life in the north, Russ is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth, all as a result of the massive legacy of colonization on their families and communities.

Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school. Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’ commitment begins to win the trust of the students, and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

Bracingly unsentimental and transcendently moving at the same time. Stephan Farber, Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
SHOPLIFTERS
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô
Runtime: 121 minutes
Language: Japanese

OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Osamu, his wife, Nobuyo, and their family are struggling to live in Tokyo off pension money and the income from their low-paying jobs. As a result, they turn to shoplifting as a means of survival. One day, when Osamu is shoplifting with his son Shota, they come across Yuri, a young girl who appears to be homeless. They bring her home for dinner and, soon after discovering signs of abuse, decide to take her in as one of their own, eventually training her in the “family business.” When the family hears that Yuri’s abusive parents are looking for her, they cut her hair and rename her Rin to keep her safe.

While it’s clear the family will go to almost any lengths to gain financial stability, Rin’s new family provides her with a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment. Shoplifters asks the audience to consider which life is more desirable: one full of love and support but that is tied to unethical and illegal actions, or a life that is “approved” but ultimately empty.

“Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
LEAVE NO TRACE
Director:Debra Granik
Cast: Ben Foster, Dale Dickey, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie 
Runtime: 109 minutes

Leave  No  Trace is  the  latest  haunting  film  from  Debra  Granik, a moody, mysterious, and  mesmerizing exploration of an unexpected existence onthe edge.  A  teenage  girl,  Tom,  and  her  veteran  father Will  have  lived  undetected  for  years  in  Forest Park,  a  vast  woods  on  the  edge  of  Portland,  Oregon.  A chance encounter leads  to  their  discovery and removal from the park and into the charge of a social services agency. They try to adapt to their new  surroundings, until a  sudden  decision  sets  them  on  a  perilous  journey  into  the  wilderness seeking complete independence and forcing them to confront their conflicting desire to be part of a community and fierce need to live apart.

“Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
STAN & OLLIE
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Stephanie Hyam
Runtime: 97 min

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

“Stan & Ollie is a fitting tribute to Laurel & Hardy. It is a wonderful small film about bygone greats. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly give life to stars that passed away more than fifty years ago” – Julian Roman, MovieWeb

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
AT ETERNITY’S GATE
Director:Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac
Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: French, English

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Led by mesmerizing work from Willem Dafoe in the central role, At Eternity’s Gate intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled final days.

There have been many films about Vincent Van Gough, but none as extraordinary as Julian Schnabel’s version, starring Willem Dafoe in a monumental, career-best performance that lets us feel we’re living Van Gough’s life and not just watching it. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES
Director: Alison Reid
With: Fred Bercovitch, Lisa Clifton-Bumpass, Anne Innis Dagg
Runtime: 83 minutes

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome.

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.

Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism. – Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6_UVfr-HfI

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 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
Dentures by Denturists
Genesis Dental
Iyengar Yoga
Jeanne McIsaac—Remax
John Winter and Associates
Josh Post—Royal LePage
Kevin Ellis—Remax
La Baie Crêperie
Midland Toyota
Minds Alive
My GBay
Papa’s Pizza
Olde Town Library

Quest Art
Robitaille and Associates
Sedgwick Post Hogg
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre
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
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.
    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

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