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The Glass Ceiling and Other Stories Film Festival

Sun, Jul 3, 20222:00 pm
Doors open
2:00PM
Venue
Film Screening Room
Price
FREE
Series
Other Performances

The Assistant (2019)


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The Glass Ceiling and Other Stories Film Festival

At home or in the workplace, the path towards gender equality has been a constant struggle globally. The Glass Ceiling and Other Stories film series depicts the many travails and tribulations that women have faced in society and the private sphere, institutionally and individually, at home and the wider world. The series expands the currency of the term “glass ceiling” beyond the sphere of work into other realms of life where women have been subjected to marginalization and subjugation. The quest for a sustainable future must begin with absolute equality and acceptance within humanity. The film series will feature lectures and introductions by some of the filmmakers and authors of the titles and end with a panel on media and gender equality.

The Assistant (2019)

Director: Kitty Green

Follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's - making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered (-from IMDB).