Dodge College and Bleecker Street invite you to a free screening of The Assistant on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Folino Theater.
About the Film
Based on nearly a 100 interviews from former assistants of top executives at MIRAMAX, The Weinstein Company, Time Warner Company as well as other industries, THE ASSISTANT is a searing account of how those closest to power are the most vulnerable and abused. Starring Julia Garner of Netflix’s Ozark (2019 Emmy winner) and The Americans, the film portrays a recent college graduate “Jane” as an assistant to a powerful – and feared – film executive. She viscerally feels the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position and those around her. Meticulously researched, the film is written and directed by Kitty Green, Director of the documentaries Casting JonBenet and Ukraine Is Not a Brothel.
The line for the screening will form outside of Marion Knott Studios along the Cypress Street sidewalk. Theater doors will open at 6:45 p.m. – there are no physical tickets needed. Seating is first come, first served.
Food or Drink
All food and drinks are banned from the Folino Theater.
Goals of the Film
Gender discrimination, the abuse of power, and inequity are sadly not unique to any aspect of society. By showing what the daily experience is like, THE ASSISTANT can be a vehicle to show such staff that their experience isn’t unique as well as to create empathy and support from people in positions of power and influence, such as executives, human resource directors, labor policymakers, journalists, and more. In addition to a broad section of national women’s groups, the New York Women’s Foundation is a key partner receiving a portion of the proceeds to protect women across sectors from this type of abuse.
For more resources to delve deeper into the issues of workplace discrimination and abuse of power, please visit the film’s partner The New York Women’s Foundation – www.nywf.org/theassistant
THE ASSISTANT premieres on January 31 and will be released nation-wide in early February.