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Tamara

THURSDAY, MAY 4TH
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM

Film Screening: 6:00pm
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.

RECEPTION: FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
Embassy Suites Hotel
511 N. Columbus Drive

$90 General / $75 ILCC Member
Ticket includes film screening, food, drinks & live entertainment.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.
Genre: Drama/LGBTQ
From: Venezuela/Uruguay/Peru (2016)
Directed by Elia K. Schneider
Duration: 110 min
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Elia Schneider’s latest film tells the remarkable real life story of Tamara Adrian, Venezuela’s first transgender person elected to that country’s National Assembly. Product of a conservative family, Adrian harbored strong feelings of identifying as female from a young age. When Tomas finally decides to become Tamara, she takes on a prejudiced state system that refuses to accept her new identity, making life virtually impossible to her. Undeterred, she fights back, becoming one of Venezuela’s top LGBTQ and women’s rights activists. “Tamara” is more than a traditional biopic; it confronts head-on a country’s trans-phobia as it celebrates the courage of a community unafraid to fight for its rights. Winner of the Nueva Vision Award for Spanish/Latin American Cinema at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

La más reciente película del duo Elia Schneider (directora) y José Ramón Novoa (productor) narra la historia verídica de Tamara Adrián, la primera persona transgénero de Venezuela en ser elegida para la Asamblea Nacional de ese país. Producto de una familia conservadora, Adrián se identificó como mujer desde temprana edad. Cuando Tomás finalmente decide convertirse en Tamara, ella se enfrentará a un sistema estatal que se niega a aceptar su nueva identidad. A raíz de ello, Tamara se convierte en una de las principales activistas LGBTQ y por los derechos de las mujeres en Venezuela. “Tamara” es más que un película biográfica tradicional; enfrenta la transfobia de su país a la vez que celebra la valentía de una comunidad que lucha por sus derechos. Ganadora del Premio Nueva Visión al Cine Español / Latinoamericano en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Bárbara.

Parking: Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage (lower level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $18 for up to 8 hours. Please pick up the discounted parking voucher at the Festival Information Table at the theatre.