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Screen One Series

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Discover extraordinary films all through the year!

2018 is our 23rd 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 Uptown Theatre box office (during regular box office hours).

Season Passes $90

Season passes can be purchased online by clicking here.


Lean on Pete

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 4 pm, 7 pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 4 pm, 7 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Written and Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn and Travis Fimmel
Drama, 14A for coarse language, brief violence, mild sexual references, 121 minutes (United Kingdom)


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“Throughout, Plummer is mesmerizing, his sunken eyes and gaunt face telling of the layers of hardships Charley is forced to endure.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“Again and again, I marveled at the humanist depth of the world Haigh creates, one that can only be rendered by a truly great writer and director, working near the top of his game.” – Brian Tellerico,



From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence — until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home. Featuring an award-winning performance by Plummer, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family and acceptance.


7 Awards, 3 Nominations:

Winner, Truly Moving Pictures Award, Heartland Film, 2018
Nominated, Best 2018 Movies Already Seen, Indiewire Critics’ Poll, 2017
Winner, Best Picture, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Actor (Charlie Plummer)/Best Cinematography,
Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
Nominee, Best Film, London Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Best Young Actor (Charlie Plummer), Venice Film Festival, 2017