This Friday, Oct. 2, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society presents The Headless Woman at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 p.m. The Spanish-language film from Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel tells the story of a bourgeois woman (played by Maria Onetto) who accidentally runs over something while driving on a remote dirt road. In the days following the incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life, obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. After police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area, everything returns to normal until a gruesome discovery is made. This film offers an examination of the intricacies of class status and the role of women in a male-dominated society. Critic James Quandt calls it “one of the great films of the decade.”

The price of admission is $8, or $5 for film society members. Doors open for admissions at 7 p.m. For details, call 774-392-2972.