Catch this double feature, both Los Angeles premieres, of CARDINALS and BLACK COP! Part of our ongoing CANADA NOW series.
Dirs. Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley.
When Valerie Walker (I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING’s Sheila McCarthy, in a towering performance) returns from prison after serving time for killing her neighbor in an apparent drunk-driving accident, she wants nothing more than to move on, reconnect with her daughters and reconstruct her life.
When the victim’s son shows up at her door, however, it becomes clear that the past will not easily be forgotten. An austere and tautly constructed psychological drama, as well as a thoughtful exploration of the challenges of living with the after-effects of trauma, CARDINALS is an assured directorial debut for Moore and Shipley.
Discussion following CARDINALS with directors Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley.
Dir. Cory Bowles.
An explosive examination of race relations in Canada, Nova Scotia director Cory Bowles’ incendiary feature debut follows an African-Canadian cop who is racially profiled (by his own police force) while off-duty in his home city of Halifax.
His growing frustration and indignation with Canadian society’s racial divide soon leads him to take justice into his own hands. Bowles’ film combines a gritty street realism with more stylish passages filled with a startling poetry of anguish and anger, and features a powerful lead performance by Ronnie Rowe Jr.
A multiple award winner (Best Film, Best Director at the 2017 Atlantic Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival), BLACK COP announces the arrival of a potent, provocative new voice in contemporary Canadian cinema.
Discussion following BLACK COP with director Cory Bowles.
Co-presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles.
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