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Co-presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles.

If you thought that Canada was just an exporting nation of cinematic natural resources like the two Ryans (Gosling and Reynolds), Denis Villeneuve, Jean-Marc Vallée and even Margaret Atwood (with a pair of series, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace”), think again. Yes, there is a long, distinguished history of Canadians working south of the border, but just wait until you see what’s being made by Canadian film artists on their own turf. If you’re curious about what’s going on up there above the 49th parallel, here are eight excellent examples.

After all, so we’ve been told, the world needs more Canada. Proudly but modestly echoing those sentiments, we are thrilled to present Canada Now 2018: a diverse, engaging, decidedly entertaining selection of the best in contemporary Canadian cinema. From time-travel adventure to comedy to psychological drama to politically charged personal cinema, this cinematic octet reveals the seismic shifts underway in Canada (and globally) in relation to such potent, urgently relevant issues as the history of indigenous peoples, the immigrant experience, race relations and gender politics.

In this Canada Now showcase, you’ll find impressive new work by veteran filmmakers and rookie directors alike. As always, the Canada Now showcase celebrates the independent spirit that has always been a hallmark of Canadian cinema.

See the trailer for this series here.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Tom McSorley, executive director, Canadian Film Institute.

We are thrilled to welcome directors Eisha Marjara, Simon Lavoie, Molly McGlynn, Mina Shum, Cory Bowles, Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley to the Aero Theatre for their respective films!
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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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Directors Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley & Cory Bowles In Person!
Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
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