Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
8:00pm

CANADA NOW 2018: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Director Mina Shum In Person!
MEDITATION PARK
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 with director Mina Shum.
Los Angeles Premiere!

MEDITATION PARK
2017, 94 min, Canada, Dir: Mina Shum

Director Mina Shum’s new film is a touching, amusing and finely observed tale of Maria (Cheng Pei Pei), an Asian-Canadian grandmother who arrives at her own declaration of personal independence. A dedicated homebody utterly devoted to her husband, Maria is stunned when she finds another woman’s underwear among her husband’s clothes. Her initial shock, sadness and fear propel her life in unexpected directions involving her daughter, her neighbors and the world beyond the confines of her own home. Facing her fears, Maria soon discovers that these new life directions just might make things better. Deftly directed and brilliantly acted, MEDITATION PARK costars Sandra Oh. “Shum mines her favorite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” - Now Magazine.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Apr 14, 2018 • 8:00pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Opening Night! Director Eisha Marjara In Person!
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director Simon Lavoie In Person!
Fri, Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director Molly McGlynn In Person!
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Aero Theatre
Directors Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley & Cory Bowles In Person!
Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
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