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Screen One Series

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 one week 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.


The Dressmaker

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm, 9:30pm; and
Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Principle Cast: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook
Drama, 14A, 118 min. (Australia)


“Moorhouse’s adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have them in stitches.” – Justin Chang, Variety


This wickedly comic drama stars Kate Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. This latest feature from writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse after an almost 20-year hiatus, The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. It also has the most fabulous gowns this side of the red carpet. Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) arrives in the small town of Dungatar like a gunslinger: broad-brimmed hat on her head, sleek pumps on her feet, trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just 10 years old, the resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to look after her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis). When Tilly is hired to design and custom-make haute couture for the more rebellious local ladies, a battle line is drawn: on one side, those who love Tilly’s progressive style, and on the other side, Dungatar’s conservative busybody contingent. As tension between these camps escalates and her shadowy past becomes her enemies’ most potent weapon — but this fearsome fashionista has resolved to never let Dungatar get the best of her again. Winslet exudes femme-fatale danger and sexiness a — she’s Clint Eastwood meets Rita Hayworth. And Moorhouse, working with co-writer P.J. Hogan in adapting Rosalie Ham’s novel, infuses The Dressmaker with a perfect blend of glamour and edginess, generating laughter and intrigue right up to the explosive finale.



Nominated, Best Direction in a Feature Film, Australian Directors Guild Awards, 2016
Won, Best Actress (Winslet), Best Actor in Supporting Role (Weaving), Best Actress Supporting Role (Davis), Best Screenplay, Australian Film Critics Assoc. Awards, 2016
Won, Best Lead Actress (Winslet), Best Supporting Actress (Davis), Best Supporting Actor (Weaving), Australian Film Institute, 2016
Won, Best Actress-Supporting Role (Davis), Best Actress (Winslet), Film Critics Circle Australia Awards, 2016
Won, Best Film Award, The Womens’ International Film & Televison Showcase, 2016




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