3rd Thursday is another exciting addition to our monthly offering so that we can bring you more screening opportunities and also have a time slot where we can add a variety of genres from more challenging, thought-provoking features to documentaries and there may even be some lighthearted selections in the mix. We guarantee we will showcase a wide variety of material from Canada and around the world.
Film tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students
Advance tickets are available online and at the Uptown Theatre box office (in the evenings an hour before their first screening). HST is included in the ticket price.
Notes for online ticket sales delivery:
Select “Will Call” if you wish to get your tickets at box office on day of screening; or “Print at Home” to receive a digital file of your ticket (pdf) which can then be printed at home or scanned off your smart phone.
Screening: Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Written and Directed by: Rima Das
Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das and Bishnu Kalita
Drama, PG, 87 minutes, Language: Assamese with English subtitles (India)
“Village Rockstars is confident and sincere, its story unfolding at a languid but controlled pace.” – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
“Village Rockstars is heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.” – Renuka Vyavahare, The Times of India
“The atmosphere of Village Rockstars is so real that it almost feels like a documentary. Rim Das’ direction is the opposite of fussy, allowing the characters and their actions to breathe on screen in a way that speaks to her affection for the subject.” – I Hurtado, ScreenAnarchy
In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive. With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally play on a real guitar.
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2019
Nominee, Best Youth Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Original Score/Nominee, Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2018
Nominee, Audience Award, Glasgow Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Feature Film/Grand Jury Prize, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2018
Winner, Golden Lotus Award for Best Film, National Film Awards, India, 2018
Winner, National Film Award for Best Child Artist/Best Editing/Best Audiography, National Film Awards, 2018
Winner, 3 awards including Best Film, Mumbai Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Cairo Film Critics’ Week, Prize for Best Artistic Contribution, Cairo International Film Festival, 2017
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