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BFF18: Film Spotlight

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch is playing at the 18th Annual Barrie Film Festival.
09 October 2015

With less than a week until opening night, Barrie Film Festival tickets are selling fast! Tickets are available in person, at the following locations:

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

Check out the full line up, and detailed ticket information for #BFF18 here.

We’re featuring two of BFF18’s anticipated films on the blog today. To learn more about 99 Homes and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, read on or watch the trailers.


99 Homes

Showing Saturday, October 17 at 9:15 p.m. and Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

In this timely thriller, single father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home and his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver (Michael Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. This deal with the devil provides security for his family but as Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation growing increasingly more brutal and dangerous than he had ever imagined.


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Showing Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, October 20 at 9 p.m.

Master Swedish director Roy Anderson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Featuring Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesmen, we are taken on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition which unfolds in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. Ultimately, it is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humour and tragedy hidden within us all.