Screen One Film Series
Location: Uptown Theater, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie 2014 is our 19th 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 the Uptown Theatre.
CAS & DYLAN
PLEASE NOTE, due to the first Wednesday being NEW YEAR’S DAY, SCREEN ONE screenings will be on the FOLLOWING WEEK!
Screening: Wednesday January 8, 2014 – 4 pm, 7pm and 9pm
Thursday, January 9, 2014 – 4pm and 7pm
Director: Jason Priestley
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany, Jayne Eastwood, Eric Petersen and Aaron Poole
Comedy/Drama, Not Rated, 90 minutes
Life on the road has been the subject of some of the most honoured works in Canadian cinema history, from GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD to HIGHWAY 61 to ONE WEEK. Smart, funny and heartfelt, CAS & DYLAN, the feature directorial debut from actor-turned-filmmaker Jason Priestley, can now be added to that collection of memorable films. Screen legend Richard Dreyfuss stars as Dr. Cas Pepper, a curmudgeonly surgeon whose only companion in life is his small dog. Faced with some unexpected news, Cas makes the abrupt decision to leave Winnipeg and drive west to British Columbia—and to an uncertain future. Before departing, he meets an aspiring young writer named Dylan (TIFF rising star Tatiana Maslany; television’s ORPHAN BLACK, PICTURE DAY) who possesses a life-altering secret of her own and wouldn’t mind coming along for the ride. The two unlikely companions hit the road, encountering a series of bizarre twists and turns along their cross-country journey. And it isn’t long before they realize that, in searching for an escape route, they may have found their place in the world. Beautifully shot against the visually stunning backdrop of the Canadian Prairies and Rocky Mountains, CAS & DYLAN is a breath-taking voyage of discovery. Priestley’s wealth of experience as an actor is obvious in the performances he extracts from his two leads. Boasting a terrific soundtrack featuring Canadian artists such as Jenn Grant and Old Man Luedecke, CAS & DYLAN appeals to audiences young and old.