Woman at War
Sponsored by M&T Bank
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, 2019, Iceland, Not Rated R, 101 min., Subtitled
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.
Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.
Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.
$6 MWPAI Members
$8 General Admission
Free for PrattMWP Students
- Film Passbooks that don't expire:
10 discounted admissions are available
at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
$55 for MWPAI Members
$75 for General Admission