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BFF18: It’s Here – Opening Night!

16 October 2015

Plan your #BFF18 Weekend

Plan your BFF18 Weekend.

Today we’re kicking off Day 1 of #BFF18! Click the infographic to the left to see what’s happening this weekend! With an amazing lineup of films and events, this year’s festival is one for the books. Join us this weekend for fabulous films and our always fun Opening Night Party!

One film you won’t want to miss this weekend is Chevalier – fresh from TIFF! This is an advance screening, and you’ll be seeing it first at the Barrie Film Festival.

Opening Night Party

Don’t miss the Opening Night Party at The Roxy Theatre! Immediately following the screening of the festival opener, Relative Happiness. The Opening Night Party is always a crowd-pleaser. This year, it’s being hosted at Barrie’s historic Roxy Theatre, directly across the street from the Uptown Theatre. Tickets are available in advance, from The Uptown Theatre, and the MacLaren Art Centre.


Screen Times:

Thursday, October 22, 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 24, 9:30 pm


Directed by Yann Demange

UK / 2014 / Action/Drama/Thriller / Rated 14A for coarse language, strong graphic violence, disturbing images, crude content, not suggested for young or sensitive viewers / 99 min.

A young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through an unfamiliar and deadly landscape.


How To Change The World


Screen Times:
Sunday, October 18, 3:30 pm,

Friday, October 23, 4:00 pm


Written and Directed by Jerry Rothwell

Canada/USA / 2015 / Documentary/Adventure / Rated PG for language, restrained portrayals of limited violence and disturbing scenes / 109 min.

In 1971, a group of friends sailed into a nuclear test zone and their protest captured the world’s imagination. Using archival film footage that brings their extraordinary and historic exploits to life, How To Change The World tells the story of the idealistic pioneers who founded Greenpeace and in the process, defined the modern environmental movement.


Buy Your Tickets!

Several films are expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets are available in person at the following locations:

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

For the full festival line up and detailed ticket information, visit the schedule.