Postponed – “Mindful Movie Night”
Woman At War (101 mins)
Friday, May 22, 2020
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Halla is a ﬁfty-year-old independent Icelandic woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in halting the negotiations between the government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything: her application to adopt a child has ﬁnally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulﬁll her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one ﬁnal attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. Highlighting not only the rage and ferocity of women’s activism, but also its generosity and tenderness, Woman At War beautifully balances urgency and cheerfulness . . . not an easy tone to