Christina Dow, Eleonora Granata, Marina Marzotto, Gina Resnick, Christina Sibul, Karen Tenkhoff
Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Anna Paquin, Adrian Barraza
Monica is the intimate and moving portrait of a transgender woman (Lysette) living in Los Angeles who must return home to Ohio for the first time in over 20 years to care for her dying mother, Eugenia (Clarkson). While staying in her childhood home, Monica must heal the wounds of her past with Eugenia and her brother, Paul. She forges her own path of forgiveness and acceptance forming new relationships along the way with her sister-in-law, Laura (Paquin), as well as her niece and nephews. Exploring the universal themes of aging and beauty,rejection and alienation, Monica begins to reconstruct the mosaic of her life, recognizing herself as a whole person, stronger through pain and joy, both able to give and receive love.