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Pipe Dreams – 8:30PM

February 23 @ 8:30 pm


Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 8:30 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Directed: Stacey Tenenbaum, Van Royko, Christina Clark
With: Yuan Shen, Thomas Gaynor, Alcee Chriss III, Nick Cappozoli, Sebastian Heindl
Documentary, PG for some language, 78 minutes (Canada)


“You’ll enjoy the bright cinematography, the earnest nature of these talented people and the triumph at the competition itself.” – Carolyn Mauricette, Cinema Axis


In a house of worship, devotion takes many forms. Aiming to master the world’s largest instrument, five young organists compete in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition, culminating in a captivating finale at Montreal’s historic Notre-Dame Basilica. This high-stakes event, with over $100,000 in prize money, attracts top musicians from around the world. They each attempt to transcend their hallowed surroundings on a magnificent Casavant organ constructed from 7,000 pipes. Hang on to your pew as the film travels from Texas to China, observing the eccentric and exacting competitors who demonstrate incredible dexterity while pushing every limb to bend this immense instrument to their creative will. As the final chords reverberate through cathedral rafters, one champion will emerge. (Alexander Rogalski)



Tickets are available online By Clicking Here, or at the Uptown Theatre during the festival (Feb 20-23, 2020). Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

Reel Stories is sponsored by Busch Systems, Digital Giants, Michael & Marion’s, Netgain, Plumbtech Plumbing, Stewart Esten LLP, Ingrid and John Van Der Marel.



February 23
8:30 pm


Barrie Film Festival


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