Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Discover extraordinary films all through the year!
2020 is our 25th year for this popular monthly film series, which provides an enhanced opportunity for local audiences to see the finest Canadian, Independent and World cinema on offer. Screenings are on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month from January through to December at Uptown Theatre.
Individual Tickets: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
(prices include HST)
Advance tickets are available online here, or at the door on screening night at Uptown Theatre box office.
Season Passes $90
Season passes can be purchased online by clicking here.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, January 9, 2020 – 4pm, 7pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed by: Sean Cisterna
Principal Cast: Joe Pantoliano, Wendy Crewson, Marco Leonardi, Paula Brancati, Kevin Hanchard
Comedy/Drama, Not Rated, 97 minutes, Language: English and Italian with English subtitles (Canada/Italy)
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“Cisterna has always had a good sense of story, it all has a genuine flow to it as we move along and it really has a strong sense of self. That kind of narrative confidence not only comes from the script, from the director leading the ship.” – David Voigt, IN THE SEATS
Sean Cisterna is an award-winning feature filmmaker. He directed the critically acclaimed youth romantic drama “Kiss and Cry” (2017), which topped the English-Canadian box office upon its release. Cisterna’s 2015 project “Full Out”, starring Jennifer Beals, is a feature film based on the true story of American gymnast, Ariana Berlin. In 2011, Cisterna directed the feature film “Moon Point”, a road trip comedy that played the international festival circuit to great success, winning several awards. Cisterna is also a successful television producer/director, currently working with Corus Entertainment/TLN Television on the new preschool series “My Name is Ripley”, as well as “Lucky 7”, a youth soccer comedy mockumentary series, both set for national broadcast in 2018.
“From the Vine” is the heartwarming story of a middle-aged corporate executive who has all but lost his way, and travels abroad in hopes of finding the missing piece. What he discovers is a vineyard on the brink of ruin, and a desire within to breathe new life into it.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Kenneth Cancellara, “Finding Marco”, the film takes us on an emotional journey of loss, rebirth and self-discovery. Set against the beautiful backdrop of a vineyard in Southern Italy, the tale of a man reconnecting with his family’s roots, figuratively and literally, is one that many will find relatable. “From the Vine” is a story of community and love, and serves as a great reminder that our connection to our heritage is one that cannot easily be forgotten. (ICFF)
Winner, Best Feature Drama, Devour! Food Film Festival, Wolfville, NS, 2019
Winner, Best Foreign Film/Best Career Achievement Award (Pantoliano), Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Ishia Legend Award (Pantoliano) Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Film, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Impact Award (Pantoliano) Naples International Film Festival, 2019