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, August 3, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Directed by: Matthew Brown
Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam
Biography/Drama, PG, 108 min. (UK)
“A wonderful performance from Jeremy Irons . . . The thrill of discovery is infectious, but it’s in the human story that The Man Who Knew Infinity shines. – The Guardian
“Thoroughly engrossing and inspiring . . . Patel shines in his most rewarding role since Slumdog Millionaire.”— New York Post
“Beautiful . . . Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel give award-level performances.” — Deadline
Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds of his generation, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems, which he attributes to divine inspiration. Driven by the engaging rapport between Patel and Irons as two vastly different men who find common ground in the world of numbers, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a fascinating look at how an unlikely, cross-cultural friendship changed the world.