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Becoming Bond – 8PM

October 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:32 pm


Becoming Bond  [Festival Closer]

Directed by: Josh Greenbaum
Cast: George Lazenby, James Walsh, Jason Maybaum, Josh Lawson and Nathan Lovejoy
USA / Documentary/Comedy / 2017 / 14A for mature thematics and sexual content, 92 min.


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“Becoming Bond is a delightful dip into someone’s own version of their past. It might be light on tuxedo talk, but the biggest takeaway is how much more there is learn.” – Steven Greene, indieWire

“Much of the film is hilarious and Lazenby is a remarkable storyteller.” – Dave Schilling, Birth .Movies.Death


A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down…


Nominated – Best Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International
Documentary Festival, 2017
Won – Visions Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival, 2017
Nominated – SXSW Adam Yauch Hornblower Award, SXSW Film Festival, 2017



October 22, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:32 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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