TODAY’S LINEUP OF MOVIES AT THE BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up – 4pm
On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice.
Killing Patient Zero – 4:30pm
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.
The Peanut Butter Falcon – 7:00pm
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).
A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
Mademoiselle De Joncquieres – 7:30pm
1750, Louis XV reigns over the kingdom of France. The Marquis des Arcis (Edouard Baer), an assumed libertine, falls madly in love with Madame de La Pommeraye (Cécile de France), an attractive widow withdrawn from the world.
She resists him for years, and finally gives in to her secret desire. Yet the Marquis quickly tires of her and proposes after two short years to split remaining good friends. Mad with sorrow, the vengeful Madame sets about orchestrating her revenge, with the beautiful, young Mademoiselle de Joncquières (Alice Isaaz) as her instrument.