Scene 1 Mon, Mar 18 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Women's March
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:102 minutes
Director:Lila Aviles
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Mexico


Special sneak preview and Iowa premiere! Opens NY & LA in June!
Presented as part of Women's March: Vanguard Voices

Join us to kick off the "Vanguard Voices" series on Monday, March 4 at 5pm - meet our talkback leaders, learn about the series and enjoy free dumplings courtesy of Dumpling Darling!

"Winningly grounded. A compassionate tribute to Mexico's anonymous laboring classes." - John Hopewell, Variety

"Possessed of a deadpan wit and downplayed humanistic warmth. It will mark Aviles as a name to watch."
- Jonathan Romney, Screen International

"Nuanced and natural, it has a quiet and modest power as it comments on the ironies of contemporary cities like Mexico City and their growing economic divide." - John Fink, the Film Stage

WINNER: Morelia Film Festival - Best Film
WINNER: Marrakech Film Festival - Best Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest, San Sebastian Film Festival

Post-screening talkback led by Emily Wentzell, Associate Professor and Director of CLAS International Studies B.A. Program, University of Iowa. 

A young maid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.

Emily Wentzell is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the International Studies BA Program at the University of Iowa. Her research draws on medical anthropology, gender studies and science technology studies to explore the gendered social consequences of aging, illness, and sexual health medicine. She focuses especially on the relationships between masculinities and new sexual health treatments, in Mexico and in the emerging global field of "men's health" medicine. Her publications include the book "Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness and Viagra in Mexico" (Duke UP, 2012).