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 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.
Screening: Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed by: Taron Lexton
Cast: Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub
Drama/Adventure, 14A for sexuality/nudity and language, 93 minutes (USA/Italy)
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“Cinephiles should appreciate this nostalgic coming-of-age drama that finds its own modest niche while capturing the spirit of the legendary Italian filmmaker.” – Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
Lucy (Ksenia Solo) has never kissed a boy, never had a job, and never really had friends. Her best friend is her mother Claire (Maria Bello), who has shielded her from all the bad in the world, including Claire’s own terminal illness. Claire’s sister, Kerri (Mary Lynn Rajskub), urges Claire to break her silence and tell Lucy the truth before it’s too late. Lucy leaps into adulthood and onto her Vespa to Cleveland for an ill-fated job interview. There, she stumbles into a bizarre and wonderful festival of the films of Federico Fellini, the great Italian director, where she sees his Oscar-winning La Strada – a movie that doesn’t have the happy ending she’s used to. In a burst of courage, she leaves her small-town home and sets off on a journey across Italy to find the filmmaker and unlock his mysterious enigma and her own.
Won, Best Feature (USA), Best Director (Taron Lexton) and Best Actress (Ksenia Solo), Ferrara Film Festival, 2017
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