Trans* Lounge Movie Night presents A Fantastic Woman
Join us for on Thursday, August 9 in the Renberg Theatre for our Trans* Lounge Movie Night with a FREE screening of the 2018 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film; “A Fantastic Woman” This powerful film follows the life of Marina, a trans woman whose life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from the family of her partner with no regard or respect for her privacy. Marina must battle the very forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting to be recognized for what she is and has always been... a strong, forthright and FANTASTIC woman.We will get things started with a free pizza party featuring giveaways of Target giftcards and gc2b binders starting at 6PM with the screening starting at 7PM.
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.
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 (Pizza Party, 6 - 7 PM / Screening 7 - 8:45 PM)
WHERE: Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038
PARKING: Limited parking will be available at the Center's Youth Center on Highland (1220 Highland Ave. One block from the Village). Street parking is also available. We recommend carpooling or using public transportation or a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. For those that use public transportation to attend Trans* Lounge classes and social events, we are now able to offer you FREE bus tokens. I’m aware the tokens are being phased out but they will still be accepted through November of 2019. So for the time being, if you are joining us for a Trans* Lounge class or event and need tokens, just drop Trans* Lounge Program Manager Gina Bigham a line at Z2JpZ2hhbSB8IGxhbGdidGNlbnRlciAhIG9yZw== or 323-860-7336 and she can reimburse you for your trip.
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