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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 a 150 public events and screenings in a typical year, there are many opportunities to enjoy award-winning and festival favourites on the big screen.

Although all our in-theatre screenings are currently suspended due to COVID-19, we have introduced some online programming. See our Virtual Cinema program where we have teamed up with film distributors to bring the theatrical experience to your home.

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20 hours ago

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NOW PLAYING AT BFF VIRTUAL CINEMA

THE REASON I JUMP
Directed by: Jerry Rothwell
2020, Documentary, Rated PG, 82 min. (UK/USA)

“The film weaves together the stories of five mostly nonverbal autistic teens to present a rich tapestry of the autistic experience.” – Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps.

The film distils these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

Awards:
4 Wins and 14 Nominations
Won, Audience Award, World Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2020
Won, Impact Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2020
Won, Best Documentary, Denver International Film Festival, 2020
Won, Best Documentary – Special Mention, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2020

Tickets, trailer and info can be found on our website,
barriefilmfestival.ca/the-reason-i-jump/

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2 days ago

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✨ BFF VIRTUAL CINEMA NEWS ✨⁠⠀
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Coming TOMORROW :⁠⠀

THE REASON I JUMP
Directed by: Jerry Rothwell
2020, Documentary, Rated PG, 82 min. (UK/USA)

“Exquisite. The Reason I Jump will change how you think.” - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive film exploring the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

Awards:
4 Wins and 14 Nominations
Won, Audience Award, World Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2020
Won, Impact Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2020
Won, Best Documentary, Denver International Film Festival, 2020
Won, Best Documentary – Special Mention, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2020

barriefilmfestival.ca/the-reason-i-jump/
Tickets will be released on Friday!

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