Oklahoma City University News
The Maid Cleans Up Film Series
The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its annual series at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 with Sebastian Silva’s “La Nana” in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium. The school is located at McKinley Avenue and N.W. 27th Street.
This year’s 29th annual OCU film series is based on Rollo May’s book, “The Cry for Myth.” May, a philosopher and psychologist, is credited with bringing European existentialistic ideas to the U.S.
“La Nana” is the story about a maid who has served a family for 23 years and feels threatened when the family decides to hire some extra help. Out of desperation, the maid starts to engage in increasingly frantic acts to keep her job.
“This Chilean film delights as a dark comedy with a deliciously subtle gift for character,” said Harbour Winn, director of the OCU Film Institute.
The website Film.com stated, “Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes unsettling, and always engrossing, ‘The Maid’ is a domestic drama about the gulf that exists at impossibly close quarters between the worlds of upstairs and downstairs, the worlds of employer and household servant.”
Other dates and films in the series include Nov. 7 with Sergei Dvortsevoy’s “Tulpan,” Jan. 23 with Hany Abu-Assad’s “Paradise Now,” Feb. 6 with Aditya Assarat’s “Wonderful Town,” Feb. 20 with Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Red Desert” and March 6 with Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Still Walking.”
The OCU Film Institute is supported by donations and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund. Visit www.okcu.edu/film-lit/ for more information.