Huronia Museum Film Series brings festival calibre films to Midland movie goers.
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Huronia Museum Film Series has gone virtual!
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.
In 1968, with the eyes of the world upon them, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, India, to studytranscendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In one of the most anticipated Beatlesdocumentaries, filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with John, Paul, George and Ringo. 50 years later, he reveals previously unknown detailsof this pivotal moment in the Beatles’ career and some keen insights behind the songs found on themasterful White Album.
Starting with “Bungalow Bill” in Hawaii; the film connects with David Lynch about his own inner journey; as well as preeminent Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn; Academy Award nominated film composerLaurence Rosenthal, and George Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie Boyd and her sister Jenny Boyd, both of whomwere at the ashram.The director’s daughter, Devyani Saltzman, put this film in motion by remindinghim that he had put away and forgotten these remarkably intimate photographs of that time in 1968.
THE GREAT GREEN WALL
Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles and Malian musician-activist Inna Modja take us on an epic journey along Africa’s Great Green Wall — an ambitious vision to grow an 8,000km ‘wall of trees’ stretching across the entire width of the continent to restore land and provide a future for millions of people. Modja follows the burgeoning Great Green Wall through Africa’s Sahel region— one of the most vulnerable places on earth (temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than the global average) — laying bare the acute consequences of severe land degradation and accelerating climate change the Wall aims to counteract: increasing desertification, drought, resource scarcity, radicalization, conflict and migration.
A Buena Vista Social Club meets Years of Living Dangerously, frontline characters give voice to a continent at a crossroads—stories Modja echoes on a sublime album. With the support of insightful musical collaborators, Modja endeavors to amplify the promise of the Great Green Wall in helping to address the urgency of the real-time threats facing her beleaguered homeland.
With almost half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 1 billion people under the age of 15— a population set to more than double by 2050 —and over 80% surviving on some form of agriculture, upwards of 60 million people are expected to make a massive exodus. Although the film does the groundwork for a climate change cautionary tale, The Great Green Wall provides a refreshing story of resilience, optimism and collection action. If completed, the Wall will be the largest living structure on earth, three times the size of the Great Barrier Reef — a new world wonder. As Modja passionately pursues an African Dream for a generation seeking to control their own destiny, she reminds us of the enormity of the task ahead and that time is not on our side. The resulting journey of hope, hardship and perseverance reveals our shared human condition, reflecting a deeper moral and existential question we all must confront: “Will we take action before it’s too late?
When a young Siphe November leaves his small township in South Africa to follow his dreams at Canada’s National Ballet School, he begins a remarkable journey that reveals deeply personal pulses of family, prejudice, expectation, loss, and resilience that beat beneath the surface of a beautiful and demanding art form.
As Siphe graduates and begins his career as a professional ballet dancer, his reflections continue – on his role as a black ballet dancer on the world stage, how he and his brother hope to give back to his mother and the township and deal with the loss of the one who helped him discover his true potential.
“Often films about dance focus on the rigorous routine andphysical demands of dancing but Dasgupta has accomplishedsomething hard to capture on screen; he’s made a film capturing the joy and privilege of dancing”. NZ HERALD
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.
Executive produced by Parker Posey, the film features interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young and Gay Talese. Both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book, the film also examines technology’s impact on the trade, the importance of books as physical objects, the decline of used and rare bookstores, collecting obsessions, and the relentless hunt for the next great find.
Lovely and wistful. ‘The Booksellers’ is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.–
THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
Yung Chang’sThis Is Not a Moviecaptures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as hetravels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reachan audience of millions.
The process of translating raw experience into incisive and passionate dispatches requires thedetermination to see things first-hand and the tenacity to say what others won’t. In his relentlesspursuit of the facts,Fisk has attracted his share of controversy. But in spite of the danger, he hascontinued to cover stories as they unfold, talking directly to the people involved.
In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve todocument realityhas becomean obsessive war to speak the truth.
FREE LUNCH SOCIETY
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR INCOME WERE TAKEN CARE OF?
Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind offaceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrifcation, it’s a different kind of monster.The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,”says Leilani
NOTHING LIKE A DAME
NOTHING LIKE A DAMEis a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. NOTHING LIKE ADAME invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across Theatre, Television and Film.
Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame…
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WhoseStreets?is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewedanger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived the story. WhoseStreets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life.
Over the course of a year, Dawson filmmaker David Curtis follows these resilient, unassuming farmers—including a German immigrant, a young family that taps birch trees for syrup, a First Nations youth, and a matriarch who can shoot and quarter a moose—exploring life, death, and time through the simple, rich day-to-day of people deeply tied to the wilds.
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The Huronia Museum Film Series is made possible with the support of our many generous sponsors.
Askennonia Senior Centre
Brookside Music Association
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!!