The Assistant

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Since 1988 the Bookshelf Cinema has been providing the Guelph and area community with film programming that featured independent and local productions, foreign films and documentaries, as well as commercial and classic movie titles in rep.


Due to COVID-19, the entire Bookshelf (bookstore, cinema and eBar) closed on March 16,2020. In the time since, we have been offering online and telephone sales of books and wine. The cinema has offered a limited number of films to stream online courtesy of a couple of our longtime distribution partners. We are pleased to accept an additional partner, levelFILM, who has offered to share the revenues generated in streaming their films. Many of these titles were to appear in our upcoming program prior to the current COVID-19 restrictions and some films you may recognize from our previous programs.

We thank levelFILM for the opportunity to share these new and return engagement titles to stream at home until we might be able to enjoy films in the cinema again.   

Follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's - making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    PG
  • Director
    Kitty Green
  • Screenwriter
    Kitty Green
  • Producer
    P. Jennifer Dana, Scott Macaulay, James Schamus
  • Filmmaker
    Kitty Green
  • Cast
    Julia Garner; Matthew Macfadyen; Makenzie Leigh; Kristine Froseth