Event: Screening Series: Margarita
SOLD OUT - (Rush line will start at 6:30 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the rush line at 7:15 pm.)
Tickets: $8 member or $10 public
Inside Out's Four-Play Series wraps up its 2012/13 season with the Audience Award Winner from 2012's Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Don't miss the Toronto-based film, Margarita, as it returns for a homecoming from a successful run in the international festival circuit (Audience Award - 2012 Women's International Film Festival, France). The directors of Margarita, Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, will be in attendance for a special introduction and Q+A session.
Margarita captures a turning point in the life of a Canadian family. Power-couple Gail and Ben have all the visible advantages of two successful careers – a beautiful home, vacations and a nanny for their teen-aged daughter, Mali.
At the centre of their new reality is Margarita, the young Mexican nanny, who has been working and living in Canada illegally for the past six years. Passionate, resourceful and devoted, Margarita's role has gradually shifted from nanny to that of housekeeper, cook, maid and care-giver to the entire family.
The object of her desire is Jane, a shy, commitment-phobic law student, who, although she clearly loves Margarita, is hesitant to bring their relationship out of the shadows.
In the guise of a family drama, Margarita looks, through the eyes of a hard-working illegal, at social injustice as it relates to class, race and immigration policy. With warmth, humour, and candour, Margarita also tells the story of the disillusionment, resentment and alienation that inhabit the margins of our closest relationships.
“...perfect pH balance of drama and humour, Margarita resonates far beyond the small confines of a single household” - Justin Li, Sound On Sight
"...But the performances, especially by Damude and girlfriend Christine Horne are very good, and there’s lots of gratuitous lesbian sex in the hot tub" - Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine