Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
7:30pm

CANADA NOW 2018: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature! Director Simon Lavoie In Person!
CROSS MY HEART / THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS TOO FOND OF MATCHES
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 THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS TOO FOND OF MATCHES with director Simon Lavoie.
CROSS MY HEART
LES ROIS MONGOLS
2017, 104 min, Canada, Dir: Luc Picard

This engaging family drama is set in Montreal during the 1970 “October Crisis,” when radical left-wing nationalist group Front de libération du Québec forced the province into a state of emergency with kidnappings, bombings and assassinations. Twelve-year-old Manon (Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau) is experiencing a more immediate crisis: With her father dying of cancer and her depressive mother unable to cope, she and her younger brother Michel are to be sent to separate foster families. Manon has sworn to her brother that she will never leave him alone, so she hatches a daring plan - inspired by the political fervor in the city, she forms a revolutionary group of her own with her older cousins. They plot to kidnap their elderly neighbor and take off to a cabin in the country, where they spend their initial days enjoying newfound freedom from the influence of the grown-up world even as that adult world hunts for them. Superbly crafted and very moving, the film was a hit at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.


Los Angeles Premiere!

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS TOO FOND OF MATCHES
LA PETITE FILLE QUI AIMAIT TROP LES ALLUMETTES
2017, Gravitas Ventures, 112 min, Canada, Dir: Simon Lavoie

Based on Quebec author Gaétan Soucy's critically acclaimed novel, Simon Lavoie’s stylish, black-and-white coming-of-age film charts the disintegration of a strange and haunted family in a remote rural region of Quebec in the 1930s. This gothic noir psychodrama unfolds within the troubled, isolated and motherless Soisson family, whose alcoholic patriarch drinks every night and delivers intense, perplexing sermons to his teen son and daughter in a ramshackle chapel in their house. After his sudden death, the children have to fend for themselves; as the outside world begins to encroach, they begin to doubt their father's teachings and soon uncover disturbing family secrets. Revolving principally around the daughter (enigmatically named “Brother by Son”), LITTLE GIRL’s unique, claustrophobic drama explores the tensions between sexuality and religion, tradition and modernity, as well as examining the dark, murky consequences of repression.


Both films in French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Apr 13, 2018 • 7:30pm

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 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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Directors Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley & Cory Bowles In Person!
Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
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