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Friday Night Feature Films: A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica)

Community Room
Friday, May 29, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica) R / 104 min / Drama / Chile / Spanish with English subtitles / 2017 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.