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Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020
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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.

Get ready for 2020 vision, Canadian style! In these tense and tempestuous times, take a moment to look to our northern neighbor’s film artists and you will find much to see. CANADA NOW 2020 features some of that country’s most acclaimed filmmakers as well as some sensational emerging talent.

As William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” The films in CANADA NOW 2020 offer diverse, inventive explorations of how the past both exists in and shapes the present; while it can be traumatic, it can also be a source of power and inspiration. In dramatic and documentary forms, in tones serious and comic, these Canadian filmmakers tell stories that confront that gnarled interaction of then and now with cinematic artistry and with open eyes and hearts.

The CANADA NOW 2020 offerings range from Sophie Deraspe’s astonishing modern update of ANTIGONE (winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival) to THIS IS NOT A MOVIE, Yung Chang’s revealing documentary portrait of fearless international journalist Robert Fisk. The selection also includes Louise Archambault’s poetic AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN, the story of three men living “off the grid”; Nicole Dorsey’s debut feature, BLACK CONFLUX, a coming-of-age drama set in a small town in Newfoundland; and WHITE LIE, a psychological thriller about a young woman who fakes a cancer diagnosis to raise money online.

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

We are thrilled to welcome directors Sophie Deraspe, Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis, Yung Chang and Nicole Dorsey to the Aero Theatre!
Aero TheatreFri, Mar 6, 2020 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Opening Night! Director Sophie Deraspe In Person!
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Directors Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis In Person!
Sat, Mar 7, 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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