Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
7:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

CANADA NOW: THE BEST NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature! Director Kevan Funk In Person!
WEIRDOS / HELLO DESTROYER
Co Presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles and Outfest.

You can view the trailer to our Canada Now series here.

Discussion between films with HELLO DESTROYER director Kevan Funk.
Los Angeles Premiere!

WEIRDOS
2016, 89 min, Canada, Dir: Bruce McDonald

In this offbeat and endearing B&W coming-of-age story set in Nova Scotia during 1976, 15-year-olds Kit (Dylan Authors) and Alice (Julia Sarah Stone) decide to hitchhike out of their tiny hometown to visit Kit’s eccentric, unstable mother (Molly Parker) in faraway Sydney. As romantic tension rears its head between the two platonic pals, this summer trip leads straight to the strange confusions of adulthood. An understated and insightful road movie, WEIRDOS boasts an excellent 1970s soundtrack, an impressive ensemble cast and a dollop or two of magic realism - even Andy Warhol shows up!


Los Angeles Premiere!

HELLO DESTROYER
2016, 110 min, Canada, Dir: Kevan Funk

Kevan Funk’s startling debut feature is an elegant film about the inelegant realities of being a hockey enforcer and literally fighting one’s way to the big leagues. Tyson Burr (Jared Abrahamson, TIFF Rising Star 2016) plays for the minor league Prince George Warriors; in his role as the team’s tough guy, Tyson is expected to protect the more skilled players. Although thoughtful and somewhat shy off the ice, he is told constantly by the team’s coaches that his only route to the professional ranks is by being aggressive on it. When his violent play leads to the serious injury of an opposing player, Tyson suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the team, the league, the community and even his family. An astute critique of the culture of violence inherent in Canada’s national sport, HELLO DESTROYER is also a fascinating drama of identity, masculinity and isolation - if Ingmar Bergman had made a film about hockey, this would be it. Winner of five Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards, including Best Canadian Film.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Apr 21, 2017 • 7:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Anne Émond In Person!
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre
Directors Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie In Person!
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre