Country: VENEZUELA, URUGUAY, PERU
Run Time: 110 minutes
Some dreams are harder won than others. Recalled to Venezuela by family tragedy, Teo must put all his dreams on hold in order to help his mother. A successful law student at the University of Paris, with a great job awaiting him, Teo was also realizing his dream of transitioning to a woman. But necessity forced him to abandon the pursuit of his true identity and blend into society. Years later, a successful lawyer and family man with two children, his true nature will not stay buried. Now necessity demands he put everything at risk and challenge society to become the person he always needed to be. TAMARA graphically depicts both the physical and emotional paths Teo must follow to become Tamara, fighting not only his own doubts but also the prejudice and contempt of the world around him. With a superb lead performance and unwavering honesty and compassion, TAMARA charts the journey we all take in some form, showing how humanity cheers on to triumph. (In Spanish with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:40 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 7:25 PM
Elia K. Schneider
Cristian Alexander, Jose Novoa
Luis Fernandez, Prakriti Maduro, Karina Velazquez, Mimi Lazo, Julie Restifo
Elia K. Schneider was born in Venezuela. She studied dance and classical ballet from an early age. She completed her M.F.A. at the University of New York.
"Huelepega" (1999), "A Dot and A Line" (2004), "Desautorizados" (2010), TAMARA (2016)