Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Mar 6, 2020
7:30pm

CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Opening Night! Director Sophie Deraspe In Person!
ANTIGONE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles
Discussion after the film with director Sophie Deraspe, followed by a reception for all ticket buyers in the lobby.
ANTIGONE
2019, Cinema Libre Studio, 109 min, Canada, Dir: Sophie Deraspe

Writer-director Sophie Deraspe’s liberal adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles is the daring story of one young woman’s commitment to make the world a better place, even if it means sacrificing herself. Antigone (Nahéma Ricci, in a luminous performance) is an Algerian-born teenager growing up with her immigrant family in Montréal when her oldest brother is killed by police and her other brother arrested and threatened with deportation. Antigone invents a dangerous plan to free him - but the consequences of her actions spiral out of control. As Antigone’s predicament intensifies, the film deftly addresses urgent questions of immigration and belonging, social media and identity and the possibilities of idealism. Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.


In French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Mar 6, 2020 • 7:30pm

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