Subtle and tender, opening at The Ross on Friday, March 9, A FANTASTIC WOMAN handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care. The most plausible element, the foundation on which the movie rests and finally soars, is Vega's magnetic and meticulously controlled performance. –Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times The title of Sebastián Lelio's new film might seem a bit on the nose. It's a fantastic movie. Daniela Vega, the star, is fantastic in it. Quote me in the ads, with exclamation points if you must. My work here is done. –A.O. Scott, The New York Times Chilean director Sebastián Lelio and star Daniela Vega give the growing bracket of transgender drama a new, luminous touchstone work. –Guy Lodge, Variety A FANTASTIC WOMAN is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, March 9 through Thursday, March 15. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated A FANTASTIC WOMAN R (for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 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.