A Fantastic Woman

The Roxy Theater is bringing back our Out at The Roxy film series, a selection of films curated to highlight stories featuring the LGBTQIA community, hosted in partnership with EmpowerMT.

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.

Sponsored by Open Aid Alliance, The Western Montana Community Center, Pride Foundation, UM Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and UM Outfield Alliance.

A Fantastic Woman

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Film Info

Sebastián Lelio, 2018, Chile, 104 minutes, R

Genre: Drama
Cast Members: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
Original Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Subtitled
Writer: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza