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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.

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.

BEYOND MOVING
$9.99

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

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf926e2d62310029a1fa2e

THE BOOKSELLERS
$9.99

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.
Variety

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf92f6c384b50053d28a7d

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
$9.99

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.

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf932115ffc00036c0b56d

FREE LUNCH SOCIETY
$9.99

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.

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf93522b59cf003ed961c5

PUSH
$6.99

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

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf9211fbdb4b00a3baf3cc

 

NOTHING LIKE A DAME
$6.99

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…

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf937ec384b50053d28aa2

WHOSE STREETS?
$6.99

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.

https://watch.eventive.org/docs/play/5edf9033fbdb4b00a3baf35b

SOVEREIGN SOIL
$9.99

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.

https://watch.eventive.org/nfb/play/5edf8ae49443070030f48a64

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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
Genesis Dental
Grant Thornton
Iyengar Yoga
Jeanne McIsaac—Remax
John Winter and Associates
Josh Post—Royal LePage
Kevin Ellis—Remax
La Baie Crêperie
Midland Toyota
Minds Alive
Papa’s Pizza
Olde Town Library

Quest Art
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

 Individual Sponsors

Joan Asselin
Judith Green
Don Morton
Joan Sundeen

And Many More!!


10 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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