Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Discover extraordinary films all through the year!
2016 is our 21st year for this popular monthly film series, which provides an enhanced opportunity for local audiences to see the finest Canadian, Independent and World cinema on offer. Screenings are on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month from January through to December at Uptown Theatre.
Individual Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
(prices include HST)
Advance tickets are available two weeks before each screening at Uptown Theatre and MacLaren Art Centre, or day of screening. Box office opens one hour before first screening of the day.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, July 7, 2016 – 4pm and 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Written and Directed by: Terence Davies
Cast: Agyness Deyn, Kevin Gutherie, Ian Pirie and Peter Mullan
Drama, 14A for sexuality, nudity and some violence, not suggested for young or sensitive viewers, 135 minutes (UK/Luxembourg)
“Do not let this song go unheard.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone
“Visually stunning and emotionally engrossing.” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
“A lusty ballad of love and heartbreak sung with passion and power.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out
Sunset Song is Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.
Nominated, Most Promising Newcomer, Agyness Deyn, British Independent Film Awards, 2015
Won, Best Picture, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2016
Nominated, Best Picture, Official Competition, London Film Festival, 2015
Won, Best Non-U.S. Release, Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2015