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BFF18 – Opening Night Party & Films to See

11 October 2015

Opening Night Party – Get your tickets now!

Friday, October 16, 9:00 pm (doors open 8:30 pm)
The Roxy Theatre,
46 Dunlop St. W.
Party Tickets: $25

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 is being hosted in 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.


 

Grandma

Screening:

Saturday, October 17, 3:00 pm,
Uptown Theatre, Screen 1

Thursday, October 22, 9:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, Screen 1

Written and Directed by Paul Weitz

USA / 2015 / Comedy/Drama / Rated 14A for mature themes, coarse language and some drug use / 80 min.

Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend, when granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash, as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and dredging up secrets.


 

Unexpected

Screening:
Sunday, October 18, 1:00 pm,
Uptown Theatre, Screen 1

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm,
Uptown Theatre, Screen 1

Co-written and Directed by Kris Swanberg

USA / 2015 / Comedy/Drama / Rated 14A for mature thematics and coarse language / 85 min.

As spirited Chicago schoolteacher Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) adjusts to an unexpected pregnancy and sudden marriage, she finds new perspective on life through a friendship with promising high school senior Jasmine (Gail Bean), who is dealing with a surprise pregnancy of her own. Also starring Anders Holm and Elizabeth McGovern, Unexpected is lovingly realized with warmth, humour, and a keen understanding of life’s complexities.


 

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