Special Event Screening and Q&A
with Director Michael Walker
and star Paula Garces
Hosted by TPH Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine
The story centers around Drina, an attractive, intelligent immigrant who takes a job for the season as live-in maid to the Crawfords, a privileged New York family who maintain a splendid home in the Hamptons. The job could be worse, since Mr. and Mrs. Crawford spend most of their time in the city, but their teenage son, Brandon, who is starting Princeton in the fall, is summering at the beach, and Drina must look after him and his spoiled friends. Since the maid’s room is next to the garage, Drina can’t help noticing when Brandon returns late one night, noisily and obviously drunk. The next day, she sees that Brandon’s car is battered and bloodied and, when she reads in the local paper that there has been a fatal hit and run, it’s clear who’s responsible. Knowing the Crawford’s will do anything to protect their precious son, Drina realizes that, for once, she has some power over her employers. Though the situation is intoxicating, it also places her in far more danger than she imagines.
“The Maid’s Room,” an intriguing and unsettling tale of privilege and class set in the Hamptons. Writer-director Michael Walker (“Price Check” – find it and watch it!) will be on-hand for a post-screening Q&A for this provocative film.
About the film from the director: