‘A Fantastic Woman’ opens at Cinema Art Theater March 9

March 7, 2018

Starting Friday, March 9, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Cinema Art Theater will present “A Fantastic Woman,” the Oscar winning drama for Best Foreign Language Film, about a woman's struggle to properly mourn the man that she loved.

From the producers of “Jackie Splotlight” and “Tom Erdmann,””A Fantastic Woman” was also a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, the Independent Spirt Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards.

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 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. Orlando's family finds Marina's presence in his life unacceptable. 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.

Screening times are 4 and 7 p.m., Friday, March 9, 4:30 and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 1 and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 4:15 p.m., Monday, March 12, 1 and 4 p.m., Wednesday March 13, and 4 and 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to or call 302-645-9095.