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

CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature! Directors Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis In Person!
WHITE LIE / AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN
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

This is a double feature. The filmmakers will speak following WHITE LIE, then there will be a 10 minute break and then AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN will be presented.

Discussion between films with WHITE LIE directors Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis.
Los Angeles Premiere!

WHITE LIE
2019, 96 min, Canada, Dir: Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis

University student Katie Arneson (played with arresting intensity by Kacey Rohl) is struggling to balance life and school with her recent cancer diagnosis. To help pay for both, she starts an online fundraising campaign - the trouble is, Katie’s cancer story is fake. While initially convincing, cracks begin to appear in her story, putting her on a collision course with her girlfriend, her father and university officials, as well as nurses and doctors. A fascinating, tautly constructed psychological drama, WHITE LIE is a searching examination of millennial identity and morality in the age of social media. Included in TIFF's "Canada's Top Ten" list of 2019. “A gripping cautionary tale for the Fake News era.” - Stephen Dalton, Variety.


Los Angeles Premiere!

AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN
IL PLEUVAIT DES OISEAUX
2020, 127 min, Canada, Dir: Louise Archambault

In this meditative drama, award-winning director Louise Archambault (FAMILIA, GABRIELLE) weaves together the stories of three men who have gone "off the grid" into the Quebec wilderness. Living in a remote forest near a lake, Tom, Charlie and Ted’s pastoral existence is soon shattered by a sudden death in their group and by the arrival of two women: a young photographer who wants to know more about the troubled pasts of these hermits, and an elderly woman who spent most of her life institutionalized and now seeks solace in nature. Featuring an ensemble cast of Quebec stars including Remy Girard, Gilbert Sicotte, Louise Portal and Andrée Lachapelle, this tale of time and friendship was one of TIFF's "Canada’s Top Ten" of 2019. “A deceptively gentle rural drama with an ecological slant and a tone that darkens as it advances, AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN ends up delivering far more than it initially promises.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN in French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Mar 7, 2020 • 7:30pm

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Free Matinee Screening! Director Yung Chang In Person!
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Director Nicole Dorsey In Person!
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
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