2010 Labor Film Special Event
The film is shown at the Eastman House Dryden Theater, 900 East Avenue.
Two screenings: Friday, March 26, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Rochester Exclusive. THE MAID (LA NANA, Sebastián Silva, Chile 2009, 95 min., Spanish/subtitles) Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this nimble comedy provides a fascinating character study of Raquel (Catalina Saavedra, who also won a Sundance jury prize for her performance) a live-in domestic for an upper-class Santiago family for over twenty years who begins to weary of her job. But when the family tries to assist by hiring extra help, Raquel reacts with a passive-aggressive jealousy, subtly declaring war on her employers and a series of new maids. Co-presented by the Rochester Labor Council.
Two screenings: Friday, May 14, 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, 3 p.m.
SPARTACUS (Stanley Kubrick, US 1960, 184 min.) 50th Anniversary. This sweeping epic, set in the 1st Century B.C., stars Kirk Douglas. An enslaved army deserter and gladiator, he escapes and recruits 120,000 followers who defeat several Roman legions before finally losing. Stellar cast includes Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov. Screenplay by blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, from also black-listed Howard Fast’s novel. ‘Who is Spartacus?’ ‘I am Spartacus!’ Sponsored by the Rochester Labor Council.