The Chambermaid

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Date: Aug 9 - Aug 15
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Ticket Price: See website for ticket information
Time: Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Opening at The Ross on Friday, August 9, THE CHAMBERMAID uses one woman's experiences to take audiences inside a life -- and a culture -- that's as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable. THE CHAMBERMAID's quietness, subtlety, and modesty of style always keep it dramatically engaging. –Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter Lila Avilés’s modest and miraculous first feature finds pathos and a hint of magic in the routines of a young hotel worker. –AO Scott, The New York Times Slow, steady, and with an exacting eye for detail, Lila Avilés’ “THE CHAMBERMAID” is a painfully astute observational drama about a young woman working in one of Mexico City’s posh hotels. –Monica Castillo, THE CHAMBERMAID is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, August 9 through Thursday, August 15. Show times are available at, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous workday 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. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society. – New Directors/New Films