WOMAN AT WAR

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First show: March 22

Meet an unlikely hero, a woman with a mission that she pursues with extreme dedication. Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a fifty-year-old independent woman with a quiet routine as a popular choir director in a small country town. But she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist, engaged in secret warfare against the giant power company that is (in her opinion) desecrating the countryside and hastening global warming. She is ingenious and energetic in her attacks, using a bow and arrow to bring down towering electric pylons, evading a huge manhunt by the police and having a national impact. Geirharðsdóttir gives a magnetic central performance, playing the yin and yang of activist Halla and her identical twin Asa, who plans to retreat to an Indian ashram to seek inner fulfillment. Icelandic director/co-writer Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) creates a rousing story filled with humor and empathy, punctuating the action with quirky musical accompaniment by an accordion-tuba trio with Ukrainian folk singers.

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. With Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir &  Jóhann Sigurðarson. Iceland. In Icelandic & English with English subtitles. 2019.  101 mins.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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