Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
5:00pm

CANADA NOW 2018: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature! Directors Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley & Cory Bowles In Person!
CARDINALS / BLACK COP
Co-presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles.
Discussion following CARDINALS with directors Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley. Discussion following BLACK COP with director Cory Bowles.
Los Angeles Premiere!

CARDINALS
2017, Gravitas Ventures, 84 min, Canada, Dir: Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley

When Valerie Walker (I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING’s Sheila McCarthy, in a towering performance) returns from prison after serving time for killing her neighbor in an apparent drunk-driving accident, she wants nothing more than to move on, reconnect with her daughters and reconstruct her life. When the victim’s son shows up at her door, however, it becomes clear that the past will not easily be forgotten. An austere and tautly constructed psychological drama, as well as a thoughtful exploration of the challenges of living with the after-effects of trauma, CARDINALS is an assured directorial debut for Moore and Shipley.


Los Angeles Premiere!

BLACK COP
2017, Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, 91 min, Canada, Dir: Cory Bowles

An explosive examination of race relations in Canada, Nova Scotia director Cory Bowles’ incendiary feature debut follows an African-Canadian cop who is racially profiled (by his own police force) while off-duty in his home city of Halifax. His growing frustration and indignation with Canadian society’s racial divide soon leads him to take justice into his own hands. Bowles’ film combines a gritty street realism with more stylish passages filled with a startling poetry of anguish and anger, and features a powerful lead performance by Ronnie Rowe Jr. A multiple award winner (Best Film, Best Director at the 2017 Atlantic Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival), BLACK COP announces the arrival of a potent, provocative new voice in contemporary Canadian cinema.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Apr 15, 2018 • 5:00pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Opening Night! Director Eisha Marjara In Person!
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Director Simon Lavoie In Person!
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Director Molly McGlynn In Person!
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Director Mina Shum In Person!
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
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