YOUR GUIDE TO TODAY’S MOVIE AT THE BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL
All is True – 4:00pm
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.
Maiden – 4:30pm
Maiden tells the story of how a 24-year-old cook working on charter boats became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989.
Tracy Edwards’ inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing that all aboard would not survive and generate bad publicity.
Official Secrets – 7:00pm
She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information.
One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq.