ATTENTION ALL ARTS STUDENTS:
it's time to apply for the OSA Bursary
deadline is August 17 - last year's bursary was $2500
Bringing Independent Films to the North Okanagan
Every second Monday (and every Monday in the summer!), we host a special movie night at Vernon's wonderfully classic Towne Cinema. The film is often from a new director operating outside the Hollywood studio system but we also screen classics featuring iconic directors or actors.
Tickets: regular price $8; members $6 debit/credit card accepted
Wine Bar: $5 cash only
We're a not-for-profit society with an open membership, and each year we sponsor a bursary for a local student pursuing post-secondary education in the Arts.
august 20 @ 5:15 & 7:45
A Fantastic Woman
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. Trailer.
Drama, Chile, 2017; 104 minutes; Spanish (English Subtitles)
Directed by Sebastián Lelio; Starring Daniela Vega & Francisco Reyes