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Screen One Series

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie


Discover extraordinary films all through the year!

2017 will be our 22nd 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 are available at Uptown starting December 15th, or can be purchased online by clicking here.


A Man Called Ove

April 5, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
April 6, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Written and Directed by: Hannes Holm
Principle Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg and Chatarina Larsson
Comedy/Drama, PG for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language, 116 minutes, Languages: Swedish with English subtitles (Sweden)


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Academy Award Nominated


“Lassgard manages to keep us from completely hating and giving up on him at the beginning of the film – no small trick – and allows us to care for him without engaging in maudlin sentimentality at the end.” – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic


“A nice mix of bitter and sweet, with a strong cast.” – Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly


Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale.



Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, Academy Awards, 2017
Won, European Comedy, European Film Awards, 2016
Won, Audience Award, Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, 2016
2nd place, Audience Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2016
Won, Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival, 2016
3rd Place Best Film, Seattle International Film Festival, 2016
Won, Best Actor, Rolf Lassgård, Seattle International Film Festival, 2016
Won, Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival, 2016





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