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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.

We have our popular Screen One monthly film series at the Uptown Theatre the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month, where we showcase an international line up of cinematic gems. On the third Thursday of the month there is our 3rd Thursday program which provides an additional opportunity to enjoy a special BFF selection. The Reel Stories winter mini-festival will be returning downtown February 2 to 4, 2018 where we present the most current in documentary and fact-based films. During the summer months we offer free outdoor screenings on Barrie’s waterfront. From October 12 to 21, 2018 we will be hosting our 20th annual ten-day festival at venues throughout the City of Barrie. This autumn film festival includes over 40 screenings, a Short Film Competition, guest Q&As and receptions

With over a 150 public events and screenings per year, there are many opportunities to enjoy award-winning and festival favorites on the big screen. Come see what the wide world of cinema has to offer.

 

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Spettacolo

Sunday, February 4, 5:30 pm
Directed by: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
Documentary, PG, 91 min., Italian with English subtitles (USA)

Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their social issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage, and residents of all ages played a part; the role of themselves. Monticchiello’s annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years, but with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town’s 50th anniversary performance might just be its last. Spettacolo tells the story of Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern day process, as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world.
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Reel Stories Festival: Spettacolo

February 4, 2018, 5:30pm - February 4, 2018, 6:00pm

Spettacolo Sunday, February 4, 5:30 pm Directed by: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen Documentary, PG, 91 min., Italian with English subtitles (USA) Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill tow...

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