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Weicholz Global Film Series: A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantastica)

A Year of Women in Film
Event Info
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:00pm
General Admission: $10

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, has just moved into the apartment of her older lover. In the wake of his untimely death, Marina soon realizes that, from now on, everything about her will be brought into question: her involvement in her companion’s death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved partner. To make matters worse, the accusations, exclusions, and indignities may have more to do with her identity as a woman rather than the death of her significant other.

“Exquisitely compassionate portrait of a trans woman whose mourning for a lost lover is obstructed at every turn by individual and institutional prejudice.” – Variety

“It is a wonderful performance from the 28-year-old trans actor Daniela Vega: passionate, intelligent and with a certain understated dignity.”– The Guardian

A Fantastic Woman lives up to its title, in more ways than one: a straightforward story of self-assertion and defiance and a complex study of the nuances of identity.”– The New York Times

Starring: Daniela Vega (Marina)
Awards: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actress Award at Palm Springs FF (Vega)
Chile; R; Directed by Sebastián Lelio (2017), 104 Minutes

Pre-Film Meal Offerings

Proper, The Local and Lost Province Brewing Company are offering a pared down menu on Tuesdays starting at 5pm/5:30pm with a guarantee that festival patrons can be served promptly and able to depart from the restaurant by 6:30pm.

Restaurant Participants


With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.