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Discover unique films year-round through Barrie Film Festival programming. We provide film fans unique experiences and seek out the best of the best in Independent cinema, featuring films from Canada and around the world. With over 160 public events and screenings in a typical year, there are many opportunities to enjoy award-winning and festival favourites on the big screen.

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LIVINGWed Feb 1, 2023 – 4pm, 7pm Galaxy Cinemas BarrieTICKETS: bit.ly/3wfEbBW 1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an impotent cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach.At a seaside resort, chaperoned by a local decadent (Tom Burke), he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London, he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood), a young woman who once worked under his supervision and is now determined to spread her wings. Then one evening he is struck by a revelation – one as simple as it is profound – and with a new energy, and the help of Peter (Alex Sharp), an idealistic new recruit to his department, he sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.LIVING is a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s IKIRU, and is directed by Oliver Hermanus (MOFFIE, THE ENDLESS RIVER) from a script by Kazuo Ishiguro (author of the novels The Remains of The Day and Never Let Me Go).From the same producers of Carol and The Crying Game. Director: Oliver HermanusCast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom BurkeScreen writer: Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira KurosawaProducers: Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth KarlsenComposer: Emelie Levienaise - FarrouchThe Screen One Series is funded by the City of Barrie and the Ontario Trillium Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
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Let us now praise Bill Nighy! Everything from the opening credits to an immaculate script by The Remains Of The Day’s Kazuo Ishiguro make this feel like one of the rare occasions where everything aligns just right. An absolute gorgeous, heartbreaking piece of work. - David Fear, Rolling StoneNominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, written by Kazuo Ishiguro and Lead Actor nomination for Bill NighyCatch LIVING for our #ScreenOne Series, Wed Feb 1, 2023 – 4pm, 7pm Galaxy Cinemas BarrieTICKETS: bit.ly/3wfEbBW The Screen One Series is funded by the City of Barrie and the Ontario Trillium Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
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February Screen One Series:LIVINGWed Feb 1, 2023 – 4pm, 7pm Galaxy Cinemas BarrieThe story of an ordinary man (Bill Nighy), reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN0VuCGwNQMTICKETS: bit.ly/3wfEbBWThe Screen One Series is funded by the City of Barrie and the Ontario Trillium Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
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