Watch and discuss The Danish Girl at the Klamath County Library
Saturday, May 19th 2pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
The downtown Klamath County Library and the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition are hosting a screening and discussion of the romantic drama The Danish Girl on Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm.
The film screening is part of the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition’s Diversity Through the Arts program, a series of discussions about films and books that describe culture clashes and the benefits of embracing diversity.
The Danish Girl is loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painter Lili Elbe – one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery – and her wife, fellow painter Gerda Wegener. When Wegener asks Elbe to sit in for an absent female model, Elbe has a life-changing realization: she identifies as a woman, and names herself Lili Elbe. The pair move to Paris – where Elbe can, in theory, live more openly as a woman. But pressure from a society that still views her as male causes her significant emotional distress, until she meets a German gynecologist with an innovative and controversial idea: sex reassignment surgery. Elbe takes the chance, but in an era before antibiotics, the surgery is extremely dangerous…
The Danish Girl is rated R and runs for 2 hours.
For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or stop by the Information and Reference desk.