From the director of Gravity and Children Of Men comes the story of love, hope, home, and courage. Don’t miss our our special presentation of Roma.
In 1970s Mexico City, 2 domestic workers help a mother of 4 while her husband is away for an extended period of time.
The most personal project to date from director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, Roma follows a young domestic worker Cleo from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela, also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma.
Mother of 4, Sofia, copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators.
Filmed in luminous black and white. Roma is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, 1 family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.
Friday 7 December to Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Club Adult: $16.00
Student, Wednesday-Friday: $8.00