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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

The time has come and we finally have some information to share on our upcoming 2019/2020 film series!

As soon as we have more films confirmed and more dates confirmed we will post them.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE FAREWELL
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast:  Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
Runtime: 98 minutes
Language: English, Mandarin w/EST

Based on true events, the film follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother. Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with universally relatable warmth and charm.

Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age. The Farewell is truly remarkable. It will make you laugh out loud, cry both sad and happy tears, and contemplate the meaning of home.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover
Runtime: 120 minutes

Jimmie Fails is in love with a Victorian house built by his grandfather in San Francisco’s Fillmore District. When the house’s current occupants leave for good, Jimmie and his friend Mont attempt to repair and reclaim the place that Jimmie most considers home, despite its prohibitive price tag and place in a gentrified, rapidly changing neighbourhood. Based on a true story, Joe Talbot’s directorial debut is a love letter to a disappearing side of San Francisco and a touching look at how communities are made — and kept alive — by the people who care for them.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – PHOTOGRAPH
Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar
Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: Hindi, Gujarati, Engligh w/ EST

Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together.  An unlikely couple who come from different walks of life meet in a busy public square.   Miloni is a shy young woman studying to become an accountant. Rafi is an older, reclusive street photographer, who makes ends meet by taking portraits of tourists at city landmarks. One day Rafi takes Miloni’s portrait, and it leaves an indelible imprint on them both.  The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
Director: Hannah Pearl Utt
Cast: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Judith Light, Mandi Patinkin
Runtime: 98 minutes

Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment above the theater her family owns and operates in New York City. Level-headed Rachel is the only thing standing between her family — her off-kilter actress sister Jackie , her eccentric playwright father Mel, and her deadpan preteen niece Dodge — and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is not just alive but thriving as a soap-opera star.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – ALL IS TRUE
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst
Runtime: 101 minustes

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Director: John Chester
Featuring: John Chester, Molly Chester
Runtime: 91 minutess

Emmy Award–winning filmmaker John Chester and his wife, Molly, a culinary writer, trade city life to start their own farm on a stretch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles. Part of their inspiration is to offer a better life outdoors for their rescue dog, Todd. But they also want to live in better harmony with nature. Many of us hold similar dreams — but John and Molly put theirs into action. John chronicles their efforts for more than eight years in this sweeping epic about the creation of Apricot Lane Farms. New to the world of agriculture and farming, John and Molly enlist the help of Alan York, a plant, soil, and biodynamic consultant whose vision is to raise an array of crops and livestock. Alan cautions that it will take seven years before they fully realize their potential. During that time, they face mounting obstacles: coyotes, insects, bad weather, and disease, like a modern-day enactment of Little House on the Prairie. Most farmers would respond with pesticides, extermination, and concentration on a single crop, but, following their guide, John and Molly remain steadfast in their commitment to working with nature and not against it.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 (Last film of 2019)

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
Jane Hamilton
Don Morton
Paul Rollinson
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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