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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

2019 Film Dates!  More info to come soon.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WHAT THEY HAD
Director: Elizabeth Chomko
Cast:  Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Josh Lucas
Runtime: 101 minutes

Bridget is forced to fly back home when her mother’s cognitive decline leads to life-threatening actions. As she falls deeper into Alzheimer’s disease, Ruth recedes from everyday matters; she is fragile, but never fails to cut to the quick of what counts. Bridget’s brother  Nicky refuses to indulge any sentiment about Ruth’s illness. His hard pragmatism may just be his way of masking his pain at the thought of losing his mother, but it gnaws at the family’s already-tenuous connections nonetheless.

“One of the year’s best indie dramas, one that should hit home with a wide range of viewers sure to relate to the achingly authentic family dynamics on display. “  Gary Goldstein 
Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
SHARKWATER:  EXTINCTION
Director: Rob Stewart
With: Rob Stewart, Madison Stewart, Will Allen
Runtime: 88 minutes

Building on the research, passion, and sometimes daredevil first-person investiga­tive work of 2006’s Sharkwater, Sharkwater Extinction updates and expands on the fight by Stewart and others to halt the hunting of sharks, which are often killed just for their fins. Since the release of Sharkwater and the growing awareness it helped foster, shark finning has been banned in most of the world. Yet these magnificent creatures — one of the world’s oldest and most important preda­tors — are in more danger than ever, due to a thriving pirate industry, legal loopholes, and widespread corruption. Over 100 million sharks (yes, you read that right) are killed every year. The world’s shark population has decreased by 90 percent in the last 30 years.

The sharks have lost their greatest fighter and advocate, but Stewart’s message, even had he lived, is clear: It’s up to all of us now. “  Chris Knight , National Post

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
BEAUTIFUL BOY
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Runtime: 120 minutes

David Sheff  is a kind, loving, middle-class dad. He and his wife, Vicki, seem to have done everything right for their family. So when son Nic gets addicted to methamphetamine, David can’t believe it, can’t stop it, and can’t help but risk everything to try to get his son back. As David grapples with Nic’s lies, betrayals, and constant flir­tations with death, the film reminds us of who Nic used to be — a sweet, thoughtful, beautiful boy.

Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet are aching portraits of genuine suffering; minor faults aside Beautiful Boy is the best film chronicling drug addiction since Darren Aronofsky’s masterpiece Requiem for a Dream.”  Robert Kojder,  Flickering Myth

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
BEL CANTO
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast:  Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe
Runtime: 102 minutes

On the eve of a soiree thrown in order to secure a Peruvian investment from Katsumi Hosokawa, US soprano Roxanne Cross  is flown in from the US, at Hosokawa’s request, to perform an intimate recital for the international group. The eve­ning is quickly interrupted by a group of armed guerillas, who vow not to let anyone go until their demands — primarily the release of comrades imprisoned by the president — are met. A Red Cross negotiator steps in to mediate the situation and provide aid by way of food and supplies, but the situation drags on for weeks, with the hostages and rebels beginning to bond and learn more about one another, bridging culture and language. The passing of time is indicated by a MRTA fighter who marks the days on a cement wall.

“What makes every iteration of Bel Canto such a richly rewarding journey is the gradual evolution of its characters, who begin to form a makeshift family as the outside world grows more distant with every passing hour.”  Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
COLD WAR
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
Runtime: 84 minutes
Language: Polish, French, German, Croatian, Italian, Russian

Rooted in the personal, Cold War is also infused with the broader social and political realities of postwar Eastern Europe. Based loosely on the story of the director’s own par­ents, the film covers the entirety of a couple’s love affair, from their enchanted first meet­ing in 1949 to the aching denouement of their relationship in the 1960s. Wiktor is a jazz-loving pianist and musical director tasked with auditioning folk musicians as part of a state-sponsored project to champion culture from rural Poland. Young Zula, who turns out to be more torch singer than folk singer, cap­tivates Wiktor at first sight with her beauty and insouciance. Their fates joined, Zula and Wiktor are soon struggling both with personal demons and historical forces that threaten to tear them apart.

“It’s visually stunning, passionate, wistful, and thoughtful in equal measure.” – Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine/Vulture

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Stephan James, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry, Dave Franco
Runtime: 110 minutes

In his third feature, Jenkins draws deeply and faithfully from Baldwin, whose profound insight into African Americans’ unique place in society serves as inspiration for this gor­geous tone poem on love and justice. Tish is only 19 but she’s been forced to grow up fast. She’s pregnant by Fonny, the man she loves. But Fonny is going to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. As the film begins, Tish must break the news to her family, and his. Tish’s mother, played with heartbreaking depth by Regina King, soon must decide how far she will go to secure her daughter’s future. As Fonny, James gives a career-best performance of both grit and grace as a young man deeply in love but furious at what has befallen him. Jenkins reveals the layers of conflicting motivations in a filmmaking style that approaches music — dipping into Baldwin’s elevated language and following his characters with unabashed devotion, fully capturing the texture of ’70s New York.

“You’ve never seen romantic love depicted on screen with such lyrical and gorgeous intensity, or systemic injustice brought to such vivid and enraging life. Film classes will be taught about Jenkins’ use of color.” Glen Weldon, NPR

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30
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
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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