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The Chambermaid – July 19th
July 19, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm$12
**Winner | Best Film | Morelia Film Festival** **Winner | Jury Prize | Marrakech Film Festival** **Official Selection | Toronto Film Festival** **Official Selection | San Sebastian Film Festival** **Official Selection | AFI Fest** **Official Selection | Palm Springs International Film Festival** **Official Selection | BFI London Film Festival**
**Variety’s 10 Latinx To Watch 2019**
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.
Eve is a young chambermaid working in one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico City, an exclusive glass tower inhabited by guests so wealthy she can only imagine their lives through intimate fantasies of the belongings they’ve left behind.
Long work shifts prevent Eve from caring for her own child while she helps guests with their own children, but she believes her situation will improve if she gets promoted to work at the executive-level suites. So she accepts a grueling schedule and enrolls in the hotels adult education program. A budding friendship with her coworker and an awkward, silent flirtation with an inaccessible window-washer prod her toward much needed bravery. But when things don’t go as planned, Eve transforms her lonely explorations and newfound courage into the necessary strength to face a life outside the glimmering tower.
Jul 19th – 5:15pm
Jul 20th – 8pm
Jul 21st – 5:30pm
Jul 22nd – 8pm
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Jul 24th – 5:45pm
Jul 25th – 4:15pm