After this screening on Sun 4 Mar we will be joined by a panel of trans women from around the country who will be discussing the film, its importance, trans representation on film and the themes of acceptance and resistance at the heart of the film as well as discussing their lives and work as trans women in 2018.
Panelists will include award winning artist and activist head of Trans-led theatre company Trans Creative Kate O”Donnell, international visual and performance artist Grace Oni Smith, Pride in Practice Coordinator at LGBT Foundation Aimee Linfield, stand up comedian, activist and Stonewall patron Shon Faye and Poet and activist AJ McKenna.
Chilean director Lelio follows up Gloria with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. When her older partner suffers a terrible accident, Marina comes under suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone from the doctors and Orlando’s family to the police seeing not a grieving woman, but an aberration. A compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence.
Please note the A Fantastic Woman screening + post screening discussion on Sun 4 Mar will have no ads and trailers
We review A Fantastic Woman in our film podcast. Skip to 0.24 to hear what we had to say!