Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
7:30pm

CANADA NOW 2018: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Opening Night! Director Eisha Marjara In Person!
VENUS
Co-presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles.
Discussion after the film with director Eisha Marjara, followed by a reception in the lobby for all ticket buyers.
Los Angeles Premiere!

VENUS
2017, Wolfe Video, 95 min, Canada, Dir: Eisha Marjara

At once hilarious and serious, smart and sassy, Eisha Marjara’s articulate, absorbing and lively gender-shifting comedy is the witty tale of Sid (New York-based actor Debargo Sanyal, in a brilliant performance), a transitioning woman whose life takes a turn when a 14-year-old boy named Ralph (Jamie Mayers) arrives at her door with the surprising announcement that he is her son. While Sid is stunned by this news, Ralph meanwhile is equally surprised to discover he has a trans “father” as he is intrigued at the sheer coolness of it. Suddenly, Sid must ponder the consequences of this profound news and share it with her Indian-Canadian parents and with Daniel (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), the love of her life. Just when she thought transitioning was complicated, Sid quickly learns that she ain’t seen nothing yet!


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Apr 12, 2018 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

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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