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Roma at the Gateway Film Center
December 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This event is for anyone who wants to see a critically-acclaimed “masterpiece” on a large screen. I encourage anyone who cannot come to see the film on Netflix, which is to be released around the same time.
Please Note: This theater is subject to time changes so please check in the night prior to event for changes.
Drinks in the torpedo room afterward for those interested.
Just a sample of one review by Alonso Duralde
“There are, to be sure, impressive set pieces and powerful scenes, but it’s the quiet, quotidian moments that give the film its impact. Having seemingly mastered the Hollywood blockbuster, Cuarón appears to be setting his sights on a more intimate kind of filmmaking along the lines of the cinema’s great humanists, like Yasujiro Ozu or Lucretia Martel. (The interactions between Cleo and her employers suggest a kinder take on the latter’s 2001 debut film, “La Ciénaga.”)
Set in the early 1970s, the Spanish sub-titled film opens with a lengthy sequence of Cleo scrubbing the driveway, the water reflecting the jets that fly overhead. She’s cleaning up the prodigious amounts of poop created by the family dog, and his despoiling of the carport is one of few constants for her employers over the course of the year. In 12 months, the master of the house will move out, Cleo will be seduced and abandoned by her boyfriend, and she and her employer alike will face the fallout from these events.”