Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
7:30pm

CANADA NOW 2019: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature!
THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE / CLARA
Co-presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and with the support of the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles

To see the full schedule for Canada Now, click here.

Los Angeles Premiere!

THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE
2018, 111 min, Canada, Dir: Don McKellar

This adaptation of Joseph Boyden's 2008 novel of the same name follows a Cree family's traumatic upheaval after the disappearance of a relative in Toronto. Told in a series of flashbacks through the eyes of both her twin sister, Annie (Tanaya Beatty), and her uncle Bill (Brandon Oakes), who is mysteriously in a coma as the story begins, the film recounts the family's year-long reckoning with Suzanne's sudden absence from the tight-knit community in Moosonee, Ontario. Equal parts a slow-burn mystery and a surreal family drama, THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE is a thoughtful exploration of indigenous culture in Northern Ontario.


Los Angeles Premiere!

CLARA
2018, Screen Media, 105 min, Canada, Dir: Akash Sherman

Astronomy professor Isaac Bruno (Patrick J. Adams) is obsessed with searching the cosmos for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Faced with skepticism within his university department and denied further funding, Isaac is determined to continue his research and advertises for an unpaid research assistant. In walks young Clara (Troian Bellisario), an artist who shares Isaac’s deep fascination with space. Their unlikely scientific collaboration soon brings them to the brink of a monumental discovery. It also brings them closer together and, although Isaac thinks that “outer space is a safer bet than love,” Clara’s arrival just might change his mind.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Mar 22, 2019 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Opening Night! Director Sébastien Pilote In Person!
Thu, Mar 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Director Jasmin Mozaffari In Person!
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Director Patricia Rozema In Person!
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Director Yan Giroux In Person!
Sun, Mar 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Director Brigitte Berman In Person!
Sun, Mar 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
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