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Phoenix poster 250Screen One Film Series – Phoenix
Screening: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – 4pm, 7pm & 9pm
Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 4pm & 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Germany, Drama, 98 minutes, 14A for mature content, not recommended for young or sensitive viewers, German with English Subtitles

Tickets: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8

“This is an amazing piece of work that transcends historical document to become art. Using the filmic language of noir, Petzold crafts a story of a culture caught in the aftermath of horror.” – Brian Tallerico,

Synopsis: With his internationally acclaimed films The State I Am In, Yella and Jerichow, Christian Petzold established himself at the forefront of the group of contemporary German filmmakers known as the Berlin School. Following the success of his previous film, Barbara, Petzold returns with another story of a fiercely determined woman — and the deeply divided society to which she belongs — caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future. A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. Gorgeously shot, featuring impeccable art direction, a faultless score, and two powerhouse performances in the leading roles, Phoenix is one of the most thrilling and engrossing dramas of the year.

Watch the Trailer here.

Screen One Film Series is sponsored by:

Screen One sponsors 2015 HORZ

Dinner & Movie – screening Boychoir
April 16 – 4pm & 8pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Canada/USA, Drama, 109 minutes, PG

Tickets: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8

Synopsis: From acclaimed Canadian director François Girard (Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Red Violin) comes a drama that the entire family can enjoy: the story of a gifted eleven-year-old boy who must struggle against the odds to find his voice. Stet (newcomer Garrett Wareing) is an angry youngster who can sing like an angel. Orphaned after his mother is killed in a car accident, he ends up boarding at a choir school on the US East Coast — a place about as different from his small Texas town as can be. Feeling misunderstood, out of place, and frustrated with the cards life has dealt him, Stet finds himself at odds with Choirmaster Carvelle (Dustin Hoffman), a disciplinarian of the old school. But he recognizes something special in Stet’s voice, and pushes the boy to put his troubled young soul into the music. Boychoir will have audiences swooning as the film is about the way that music can touch our lives — if only it’s given enough encouragement to come out and play.

Watch the Trailer here.

Contact the following sponsoring restaurants to make your reservation and inquire about their special BFF Dinner & Movie Menu!

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Advance film tickets for both the Dinner & Movie and Screen One Film Series are available at the Uptown Theater and the MacLaren Art Centre (during gallery hours), two weeks before the screening, or at the door the night of screening.

The Barrie Film Festival is a not for profit organization that provides film fans unique experiences through year-round programming.