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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.

CORRECTION JAN 17, 2020:  Error in Midland Mirror:   Huronia Museum does not have 10-packs available for $54.  We apologize for the misunderstanding.  

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

Huronia Museum is closed to the public for the time being.
All events and public programming are cancelled until further notice. This includes all day camp, public programming, the film series and artifact donations.
We can still be reached here on Facebook, per email at huroniamuseum@gmail.com or by phone at 705 526 2844.

We hope that by doing all the right things today we can return to normal soon.

We received the following information from Cineplex:

“In following with government health recommendations, can you please inform the Circuit groups that any dates after March 19th will be suspended. We will revisit at a later time to add in replacement dates as the situation evolves.”

We will keep people up to date as we receive information.

 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE REST OF US

Director: Aisling Chin-Yee
Cast: Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour, Abigail Pniowsky
Runtime: 80 minutes
Distributor: levelFILM

When Cami Bowden’s ex-husband Craig dies suddenly of a heart attack, the perfect life Cami has created begins to unravel. At Craig’s funeral, Cami and Aster encounter Rachel, Craig’s second, much younger wife, who he left Cami for, and Talulah, Craig’s second child, who is pointedly avoiding the grieving process. Rachel, having spent much of her adult life as a stay-at-home wife, reveals to Cami that Craig has been hiding a multitude of debt and that their house will be repossessed–Rachel and Talulah will soon be left without a home or a penny to their names while they hope for Craig’s life insurance policy to pay out. Moved by Rachel’s plight, Cami reluctantly offers to let the pair temporarily live in her house. Together under one roof, the women process their grief and anger over his death and search for meaning and direction in their lives. All the while, old secrets and shifting allegiances threaten to bring the tenuous balance of the household crashing down around them.

But it’s not a bad thing when a film leaves you wishing it were longer, and Chin-Yee gets excellent, heartfelt work from all four of her leads. – Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE BOOKSELLERS

Director: D. W. Young
Cast:  Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese
Runtiime: 99 minutes

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – MILITARY WIVES

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng
Runtime: 112 minutes
Distributor: levelFILM

Life on a military base can be uneventful, especially for the wives who are left behind when their partners are called to duty. Kate is one of these women, bearing the stress and monotony with grace and forebearance. As the long-standing chair of the Social Committee, Kate has a hard time stepping away when newcomer Lisa is appointed in her place. The two women have very different definitions of social activities: Kate wants the group to continue with her busy calendar of book clubs and community work, while Lisa prefers to find any excuse for a glass of wine. When the idea of starting a choir is first broached, the women theoretically find common ground — even if they don’t see eye to eye on the approach. Nonetheless, as the group begins to practice, they soon discover that the joy of singing is infectious and the first military wives choir is born. Discovering that they can rely on each other for more than beautiful harmonies, the members come together to confront the challenges of having a partner at war, to face the uncertainty of their fates, and to acknowledge how much of their identity is wrapped up in their husbands.

Military Wives is a film that’s hard to entirely resist, like a song that you’ll hum along to even if you forget the tune straight after. – Benjamin Lee, Guardian


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 @ 4:30 & 7:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 @ 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
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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