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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

FIRST SET OF DATES FOR OUR 2018/2019 SEASON!

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30
THE WIFE
Director: Bjorn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater
Runtime: 100 minutes

Joe Castleman is being given the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he and wife Joan couldn’t be happier.  But from the moment the couple arrives in Stockholm, tensions rise.  What’s more, with all the attention being paid to Joe’s long career, the normally shy Joan is pushed uncomfortably into the spotlight, where long-kept secrets are in danger of being illuminated.
Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. 

“Close might well receive a seventh Academy Award nomination for The Wife.” Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Why You Should See This Film: An incisive study of celebrity, marriage, and the creative process – as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce – The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman.  Or as Maryon Pearson, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson used to say, “Behind every great man stands a surprised woman!”

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30
MARY SHELLEY
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Cast: Elle Fanning, Ben Hardy, Maisie Williams
Runtime: 120 minutes

Elle Fanning stars in this scintillating biopic of the Frankenstein author, chronicling her tempestuous marriage to dissolute poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and the fateful night at a Swiss chateau that inspired her most famous creation.

“It’s Jane Austen with sex and drugs and poetry. What’s not to like?” Kate Muir, Daily Mail (UK)

Why You Should See This Film: This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel.  The monster she created ranks right up there with Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Dracula as one of the greatest movie characters of all time.  This film tells the amazing story of the woman behind the monster.  We’ll be showing the film on Hallowe’en night.  Costume yourself accordingly!  There will be prizes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30
THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE
French Title: La Disparition des Lucioles
Director: Sebastien Pilote
Cast: Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Luc Picard
Language: French with English subtitles
Runtime: 96 minutes

Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Set in a small harbor town in Quebec, Tremblay plays Léo, a staggeringly hip but eminently likable kid who finds herself at that infuriating moment in a young person’s life when one thinks they know everything but is taken seriously by nobody. Fireflies focuses on the relationships she has with the various father figures in her life: her biological dad (an idealistic union organizer who she idolizes even though he was chased out of town); her mom’s new boyfriend (a libertarian radio presenter and local celebrity whom she despises); and her new guitar teacher Steve (an affable metal-head twice her age who still lives in his mother’s basement).

“The film demands and receives a strong and forceful performance from Karelle Tremblay who is more than able to rise to the challenges. She has a presence that never disappoints and, on the evidence here, is a true revelation.” Richard Mowe, Eye for Film

Why You Should See This Film: Each year, TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian and international acting talent during the Toronto International Film Festival, placing the emphasis on the next generation who are poised for international success. In 2015 one of those Rising Stars was Karelle Tremblay.  In that same year we saw her play the daughter in one of the most moving Quebec films our series has shown, Anne Emond’s Les Etres Chers (The Loved Ones).  At least some of us saw it.  A wicked snowstorm that night meant a lot of our audience missed a great movie and a great performance.  Be sure not to miss Ms. Tremblay this time in the TIFF award-winning “Coming of Age” film.

 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30
ANTHROPOCENE:  THE HUMAN EPOCH
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
Narrator (voice): Alicia Vikander
Documentary
Runtime: 87 minutes

In the highly anticipated third instalment of their arresting series of artistic documentaries, Anthropocene finds the award-winning Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky teaming up again with acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal and producer Nick de Pencier  to explore humanity’s impact on the natural world. Four years in the making, Anthropocene is not only a film, but also an event that is sure to effectively capture everyone’s attention with its stunning visuals and timely activism.

“We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force. Anthropocene bears witness that something’s got to give.” Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

Why You Should See This Film: There is said to be an old Chinese curse that goes “May you live in interesting times”.  Many now believe that we are living in very interesting times indeed, as the Earth’s geological time-clock moves from the Holocene to the Anthropocene epoch.  Like their previous films however, “Anthropocene” does not preach but will show you things that will make you perhaps wish not to believe your eyes.  Concurrent to the release of this important film, both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery in Ottawa are running blockbuster “Anthropocene” exhibits.  See the film here before you go.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 4:30 & 7:30
THE CHILDREN ACT
Director: Sir Richard Eyre
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
Runtime: 105 minutes

As her marriage to Jack founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work: should she force a teenage boy, Adam , to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

“THE CHILDREN ACT is a masterful, compelling study of intricate nuances of passion and abstention; of the heartbreak of chances not taken, and kindred souls that cannot meet. Embrace this film for the joy of a perfect Emma Thompson performance.” Diva Velez, TheDivaReview.com

Why You Should See This Film: Emma Thompson!  Need we say more?  The presence of this two-time Oscar-winning actress says it all.  (1993 Howard’s End, Best Actress; 1996 Sense and Sensibility, Best Screenplay.  She’s the only person in Oscar history to have won for both acting and writing.  All together, she’s been nominated 5 times) But we could say more.  The film derives from the best-selling novel of one of Britain’s greatest living writers, Ian McEwan, who also wrote the screenplay.  Throw in a winning performance by Stanley Tucci and sensitive direction from Sir Richard Eyre and you’ve got a guaranteed winner to close out our Late Fall season.

2019  dates  will be posted as soon as they are available.

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
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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