QMN to Discuss “A Fantastic Woman” (2017)

(Graphic by Elijah Janka)

Monday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m.

Currently meeting on the Zoom platform. See this page to learn how Queer Movie Night works. We view the movie prior to meeting for our discussion.

Zoom Link for Queer Movie Night:


Description by Berry Lopez, QMN regular:

Content Warning: partial nudity, use of homophobic and transphobic slurs, depiction of abduction and physical assault

SET IN CHILE, A Fantastic Woman tells the emotional tale of Marina, a transgender woman, who’s partner, Orlando, dies unexpectedly. She is left to pick up the pieces while facing scrutiny from police and judgement from Orlando’s family. This movie showcases a stunning performance by Daniela Vega. Marina proves to be defiant and persistent even in her grief.

WHAT I LOVED most about this movie was Daniela Vega’s depiction of Marina. Marina is woman self-posessed and utterly defiant in the face of cruel treatment and dismissal of her grief. She doesn’t back down or apologize for who she is.

A Fantastic Woman is available to rent on various streaming platforms for around $3.99.

Please join us! Queer Movie Night is a program of Under the Rainbow.

See Queer Movie Night to contact us.

Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.

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