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Third Thursday

Every third Thursday of the month join us for Dinner & Movie night! This is an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful film at Uptown Theatre as well as a special menu offered by an amazing participating Restaurant. The two screening times – 4pm and 8pm will allow you plenty of time to enjoy a meal either after or before the show. This program will cater to two great tastes: that of a fine meal or stellar film. We recommend the delectable pairing of both dinner and movie, but of course the option is there to just go to the restaurant or the theatre. The choice is yours.

Film tickets and meals are sold separately.

Film tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students

Advance tickets are available one week before screening online and at the Uptown Theatre box office (in the evenings an hour before their first screening). HST is included in the ticket price.

 


August Screening

Alone in Berlin

Screening: Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Co-written and Directed by: Vincent Perez
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson and Daniel Brühl
Drama, 14A for mature themes, violence, not recommended for children, 103 minutes, Language: English (UK/Germany/France)

 

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“Gleeson shines here as a man of few words who channels his anger into action.”
– Jim Schembri, 3AW


“It’s that juxtaposition – of the hellish against the ordinary – which gives the film its punch.”
– Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“When Alone in Berlin reaches the end of its journey, it’s the performances of Gleeson and Thompson that ensure we’ll never forget the bravery of Otto and Anna.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

 

Adapted from Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone and nominated for a Golden Bear, Alone in Berlin follows a couple as they mount a small yet surprisingly effective resistance against the Nazi dictatorship in wartime Berlin. After losing their son on the front line during the Battle of France in 1940, working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) find themselves disillusioned with the Nazi regime and frustrated with the war effort. Feeling angry and betrayed by the Führer’s empty promises and the substantial toll of the war, the couple decides to avenge their lost son by spreading doubt and discontent across the German capital. Their postcards, distributed in high-traffic public places across the city, transmit anti-Hitler slogans to their fellow citizens. Their small acts of defiance rattle loudly enough that young police inspector Escherich (Daniel Brühl) mounts a citywide hunt for the postcard-propaganda perpetrators. Gleeson and Thompson have a genuinely moving chemistry with each other, honouring the bravery of the real-life couple on which the story is based. Alone in Berlin offers a peek into the life of Berliners under Nazi rule and serves as a testament to the importance of resistance, big or small, against a totalitarian regime.

 

 

 

Program is Sponsored by:

 


Contact the following sponsoring restaurant to make your reservation and inquire about their special Barrie Film Festival Dinner & Movie Menu!

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The North Restaurant
49 Mary St., Barrie, ON
705-812-2192

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Groovy Tuesday’s Bistro
73 Collier St. Barrie
705-721-0302