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Drive-In Screenings

A71 Releasing Inc., in partnership with The Barrie Film Festival presents a red carpet screening of THE CUBAN

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Showtime 9:00pm
Location: Sunset Barrie Drive-in, 134 Line 4 South, Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0

This is a double bill starting with the special presentation screening of THE CUBAN, followed by AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN. For Tickets click HERE

RED CARPET Q&A GUESTS: Director – Sergio Navarretta, Writer – Alessandra Piccione, Producer – Taras Koltun, and Lead Actress – Ana Golja, who will also treat the audience to a live musical performance.

SHOW 1: The Cuban

Directed by Sergio Navarretta
Written by Alessandra Piccione

Drama, PG for coarse language and sexually suggestive scene, 110 minutes (Canada)
Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Ana Golja, Lauren Holly, Giacomo Gianniatti, & Shohreh Aghdashloo

A musical journey of love, friendship and the power of the imagination.

Nineteen year old pre-med student Mina Ayoub (Ana Golja) gets her first job in a nursing home and forms an unexpected friendship with one of the residents Luis (Louis Gossett Jr.), an elderly Cuban musician. Luis is one of Mina’s most enigmatic patients – he has dementia and Alzheimer’s and spends his time in a wheelchair in a quiet corner of the room, retreated inside his own mind. He has no visitors, and Mina can relate to his solitude. A poster of Benny More inspires Mina to hum a jazz tune that, to her surprise, ignites a spark inside him.
As each day passes the music awakens Luis more and more until the colourful world of his past becomes vibrant and real again, creating moments of lucidity and joy.

THE CUBAN features an original soundtrack composed by Grammy nominated, Juno award-winning Cuban jazz virtuoso, Hilario Duran.

Winner, Audience Award, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, 2020
Winner, Best Cinematography, Whistler Film Festival, 2019


SHOW 2: An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Directed by Taylor Hackford
Drama/Romance, Rated R for coarse language and sexual content, 124 minutes (USA)

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant (Louis Gossett Jr.) and his new girlfriend.

AWARDS: 9 wins & 13 nominations
Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Louis Gossett Jr.) and Best Original Song, Academy Awards, 1983
Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Louis Gossett Jr.) and Best Original Song, Golden Globes, 1983


Movie Tickets are available through Sunset Barrie Drive-in Theatre.

Please buy your tickets ahead of time (prices include HST).

Note: this screening is hosted by A71 Releasing Inc., therefore BFF passes/comp vouchers unfortunately cannot be accepted.