Focus Features’ new film, The Danish Girl, is in theaters on Christmas Day in Salt Lake City, but you can see the film for free on Wednesday, December 16 at 7PM in Salt Lake City – before it even comes out! For your chance to win a pair of reserved seats to our advance screening, email AlliedimSLC@gmail.com with your name and phone number, and enter subject line “THE DANISH GIRL”. Winners will be notified the morning of the screening before 10AM. Good luck and we hope to see you there!
Synopsis: The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, portrayed in the film respectively by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). In 1926 in Copenhagen, artist Einar Wegener is married to Gerda Wegener and is revered for landscape paintings. Gerda is also an artist, less renowned but steadily working as a portraitist of prominent citizens. Theirs is a strong and loving marriage, yet personal and professional epiphanies have eluded them both. That all begins to change one day when, on deadline for a portrait, Gerda asks her husband to fill in for a model by putting on a dress so that she can finish the painting. The experience is transformative, as Einar soon realizes that being Lili is an expression of her truest self, and she begins living her life as a woman. Gerda unexpectedly finds that she has a new muse, and renewed creative ferment. But the couple soon brush up against society’s disapproval.