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Movie Matinee: The Danish Girl

Saturday Movie Matinee: The Danish Girl (2015, 120 min, R)

Saturday, June 11 –   2 p.m.

Jewel Box Theater

After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Although their marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by Lili as she explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world’s first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s. This touching biopic was adapted from David Ebershoff’s book of the same name, and helmed by director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).