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A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica)

  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States (map)



Sun, Mar 18 - 4:30 P
Mon, Mar 19 - 7:30 P
Tues, Mar 20 - 4:45 P
Wed, Mar 21 - 7:30 P
Thurs, Mar 22 - 3:45 P

Academy Award Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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.

Read the film review by Campbell Dalglish here.

"A FANTASTIC WOMAN becomes a delicate, moving study of grief, of quiet triumph over adversity, of adjusting to life's empty spaces - and learning to fill them with love." — Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"Fantastic is one word for it, another would be outstanding." — Adam Graham, Detroit News

Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Rating R

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5

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