Film Series

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Huronia Museum Film Series brings festival calibre films to Midland movie goers.

All proceeds for ticket sales help to support Huronia Museum.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Huronia Museum or through our online store at https://www.shopmidland.com/HuroniaMuseum/?listing.action=products&catId=100032849&page=1

After a very long break Huronia Museum is once again holding our annual film series.  It has been a long time since we gathered on Wednesday nights, but we finally ready to start again.

In an effort to ease back into things we will be offering fewer films than in previous years, 18 between now and May.  We hope that this will give our audience and chance to get back into the habit of attending and make make sure that everyone is comfortable.

Films will once again be screened at 4:30 and 7:30 on Wednesday nights at the Galaxy Theatre.  Tickets are available in advance at Huronia Museum or at the Galaxy Cinema, if available, on film nights.  Individual tickets are $10 and Six packs are $54.

NOVEMEBER 30, 2022 – OFFICIAL COMPETITION
Director: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Cast:  Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez
Runtime:  115 minutes
Language: Spanish with EST

Having surveyed his legacy and finding it lacking in prestige, an octogenarian millionaire pharmaceutical tycoon decides to finance a great work of cinema. He purchases the rights to a Nobel Prize–winning novel about sibling rivalry and entrusts the property to enigmatic auteur Lola Cuevas. A visionary conceptualist with a penchant for offscreen theatrics and micromanagement, Lola casts as her embattled co-leads a pair of veteran thespians who couldn’t be less alike: Iván Torres is a revered educator and legend of the stage much concerned with ethics and artistry, while Félix Rivero is a glamorous global star known mostly for brainless, bombastic entertainments.

Alternating between exacerbating the actors’ mutual antipathy and uniting them in their discomfort with her psychologically tumultuous rehearsal techniques, Lola seeks to capture the drama of two alpha males vying for the limelight — but it won’t be long before the gambit goes off the rails.

Awash in egomania and deliciously absurd behind-the-scenes hijinx, Argentine writer-directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s Official Competition is an ingenious, icy satire. Largely a chamber piece, the film provides its central trio with ample opportunity for both vulnerability and scenery chewing. Martínez deftly reveals the childish wounds underlying Iván’s high ideals, while Banderas utilizes his star power to craft a portrait of a man consumed by his own celebrity. But it’s Cruz, sporting a magnificent cloud of ginger curls, who becomes the film’s anchor as a master manipulator looking on as her grand scheme spirals out of control.

THE GOOD HOUSE – Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Director: Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky
Cast:  Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin
Runtime:  114 minutes

The Good House follows Hildy Good, a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell, and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself.

 

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

Corporate Sponsors

Bobbie Dupuis—Remax
Catharine Bayles – RBC Dominion Securities
Dentures By Denturists
H. S. St. Amant and Sons
Iron Horse Crossing
Iyengar Yoga at the Farmhoue
John Winter Family Law
Midland Toyota
Minds Alive
Olde Town Library

Quest Art
Robitaille and Associates
Shoppers Drug Mart

 Individual Sponsors

Jeanne McIsaac


12 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

  3. I attended the Novitiate this past week and heard about upcoming movies. I just wanted to say that the Oscar nominated animation, The Breadwinner, has a Canadian connection. One of the producers, Anthony Leo, hails from the Caledon area and now works out of Toronto and Los Angeles.
    I saw the great movie Breathe and then went to the library and found out it is already on DVD. Paying $10 for a movie and then finding it’s already released is disappointing to me. R. Henkel

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