With our community, patrons and volunteers in the forefront of our decision, we are confirming we will be POSTPONING our April 1-2, 2020 screenings of MILITARY WIVES.
Hold on to your tickets, 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
Screenings are Postponed: new dates to be announced.
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Principal Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng, Amy James-Kelly, Davina Sitaram
Comedy/Drama, 14A for brief language and a sexual reference, 112 minutes (United Kingdom)
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“Succeeds in striking a pleasant balance between the frankly inspiring and the refreshingly humble.” – Elena Lazic, Cineropa
Inspired by the international phenomenon of military wives choirs, Peter Cattaneo (Full Monty) crafts an emotive and poignant story about a group of women who realize that their partners in Afghanistan aren’t the only ones whose circumstances can lead to unbreakable bonds of camaraderie, belonging, and deep friendship.
Life on a military base can be uneventful, especially for the wives who are left behind when their partners are called to duty. Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) is one of these women, bearing the stress and monotony with grace and forbearance. As the longstanding chair of the Social Committee, Kate has a hard time stepping away when newcomer Lisa (Sharon Horgan) is appointed in her place. The two women have very different definitions of social activities. When the idea of starting a choir is first broached, they theoretically find common ground — even if they don’t see eye to eye. Discovering that they can rely on each other for more than beautiful harmonies, the members come together to confront the challenges of having a partner at war, to face the uncertainty of their fates, and to acknowledge how much of their identity is wrapped up in their husbands.
Winner, Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film, 2020
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.
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.