A FANTASTIC WOMAN, 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film — Last Show!

| 2017 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Wednesday March 28, 2018

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.


"Although the 21st-century issue of transphobia is the context of the story, it's one that anyone who has felt unwelcomed for any reason can watch with understanding and sympathy."--Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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