With our community, patrons and volunteers in the forefront of our decision, we are confirming we will be POSTPONING our Thursday, March 19, 2020 screenings of PARASITE.
Pre-purchased tickets will be honoured on the new screening date, and if refunds are preferred, let us know, and they will be issued through our ticketing system.
We will provide an update as we move through this unprecedented time and look forward to resuming our monthly programming when the threat of the COVID-19 virus has passed. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Your Best Friends for Film
Barrie Film Festival
Screening is Postponed: new date is to be announced.
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed and Co-written by: Bong Joon Ho
Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Yeo-Jeong Jo and Park So Dam
Comedy/Drama/Thriller, 133 minutes, 14A for coarse/sexual language, some violence and sexually suggestive scene, Language: Korean with English subtitles
“Bong Joon Ho has delivered one of the most well-assembled and compelling films of all time, which flawlessly navigates humor, despair, satire, and elements of thrilling horror to create an experience I won’t soon forget.” – Kent Garrison, Mad About Movies Podcast
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Awards: 205 wins & 182 nominations!
Winner, Best Director/Best Original Screenplay/Best International Feature Film and Best Picture, Academy Awards, USA, 2020
Winner, Best Foreign Film/Nominee – Best Director, Golden Globes, USA, 2020
Winner, Best Screenplay, BAFTA Awards, 2020
Winner, Outstanding Performance by Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2020
Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2019
Winner, Best International Film, British Independent Film Awards, 2019
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 or at the Uptown Theatre the day of screening. The box office opens one hour before showtime. HST is included in the ticket price.
Notes for online ticket sales delivery:
Select “Will Call” if you wish to pick up your tickets at box office on day of screening; or “E-Delivery” to receive a digital file of your ticket (pdf) which can then be printed at home or scanned off your smart phone.
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