Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Thu, Sep 5, 2019 7:30 PM


Cinema Showcase
Hosted by Fred Craden
The Chambermaid

Thursday, September 5th at 7:30
$7 Members | $12 Public
The Chambermaid uses one woman's experiences, working as a chambermaid in one of Mexico’s most luxurious hotels, to take audiences inside a life - and a culture - that's as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable.
In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society. (Mexico, 2019, 102 Mins, Spanish with English Subtitles | Dir. Lila Avilés)