The Assistant (2019)
First screened in February 2020
Director: Kitty Green. Cast: Julia Garner, Jon Orsini, Noah Robbins, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Juliana Canfield, Kristine Froseth, Alexander Chaplin, Dagmara Dominczyk, Patrick Wilson, Stéphanye Dussud, Jay O. Sanders. Screenplay: Kitty Green. Twitter Capsule:
Taut, sobering handle on material that could have tilted into sensationalism in so many ways. Your skin will crawl.
Rare modern film to comment on the immediate cultural moment, with no metaphoric filter. Grim portrait of demeaning labor, specific and general.