TODAY’S LINEUP OF MOVIES AT THE BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL
All is True – 1:00pm
The year is 1613 and William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. When disaster strikes after his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, the playwright is devastated and returns to Stratford, where he must face his troubled past and a neglected family.
Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, Shakespeare struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters and in so doing, is ruthlessly forced to examine his failings as a husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies hidden within the binding ties of a family at war.
Modified – 1:30pm
In this multi award-winning documentary, filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Willie – 3:15pm
In a country filled with hockey heroes, Willie O’Ree stands amongst the greats. In 1958, he broke the colour barrier, becoming the first Black player in the National Hockey League. Sixty years later, his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame made history again.
The youngest of 13 children and a descendant of escaped slaves, O’Ree rose from humble beginnings in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to a 22-year pro hockey career that intersected with the civil rights movement.
Killing Patient Zero – 4:00pm
After the Stonewall riots and at the height of the gay liberation movement in America, an entire generation busy celebrating its newfound emancipation was unaware of an impending epidemic – a disease that proved to be largely ignored by politicians and the mainstream media.
Gaetan Dugas was a French-Canadian flight attendant who offered to help early scientific research into the origins of this new disease but an unfortunate series of events followed, and he would eventually be vilified as Patient Zero, the man who gave society AIDS.
There will be a Q and A with the director Laurie Lynd before the film!
Pavarotti – 7:00pm
The award-winning filmmaking team behind the hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years turns to another musical phenomenon with Pavarotti, an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of a musical icon. Dubbed “The People’s Tenor,” Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity, using his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment and a genre to be enjoyed by music lovers of all kinds.
In Fabric – 7:30pm
Recently separated from her husband, a lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, blood-red gown… which in time will come to unleash a malevolent curse of unstoppable evil threatening all who cross its path.