Special Presentations

Spring & Arnaud

Screening: Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm only
Directed by: Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight
Documentary, Rated “G”, 70 minutes (CANADA/FRANCE)

“Cinematically gorgeous… a breathtakingly tender and intelligent love story” – Lynne Fernie, HOT DOCS

“Hot Docs Gem Spring & Arnaud blends art with love story” – Martin Knelman, THE TORONTO STAR

Art, love, and mortality explored through the lives and work of artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs.  The film immerses the viewer in a world where art and life are indivisible and where the couple’s devotion to each other is matched only by their dedication to their own work. The camera captures the visually rich and precise world of these strong individuals; the texture of their surroundings; the humor of their interaction and their struggles to bring their ideas to life. The urban feel of the studio and gallery is seen in counterpoint to the artists’ bucolic retreat in the south of France. It is a world shaped by the artists’ commitment to distill what is most meaningful from life to create an enduring trace of their existence.

Tickets: $10
Advance tickets available at: Uptown Theater, 55 Dunlop Street West and the MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

The Barrie Film Festival is pleased to present this screening as a featured event of the MacLaren Art Centre’s Carnegie Days – a festival of art and language.





Jason Allin in Chaplin: Home, Sweet Home

Performance: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7pm only
A Project of Talk Is Free Theatre presented in partnership with the Barrie Film Festival
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop St. West, Barrie

Be immersed in an authentically styled Chaplin film unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Paying tribute to one of our first worldwide kings of comedy, Jason Allin presents a mix of film and stage as Chaplin’s Little Fellow right before your eyes. Off the screen and in your face!

Tickets: $29.50 + HST and Service Fee.

Presented as a Double Bill:
Andrea Murray in Not So Local

*Audience Advisory – Adult Content*
From Barry’s Bay to Barrie, don’t miss the hilarious confessions of this perpetually single, two-time “valley girl.” Andrea will wow you with candid revelations about what it is like to be a city import. With no filters, expect to be unnerved by her anything-but-boring, bust-a-gut truth.

For tickets call the Mady Centre box office 705-739-4228 or Talk Is Free at 705-792-1949.