The Assistant (2020)
The Assistant takes the viewer through a day in the life of recent college graduate and aspiring film producer Jane who lands her dream job as junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s - making coffee, arranging travel, taking phone messages, ordering lunch. However as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that gradually intrudes on her work day. Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the real depth of the system into which she has entered. Written and directed by Kitty Green, The Assistant stars Emmy award winning actress Julia Garner, who gives a powerhouse leading performance. A subtle, raw and dark piece with a poignant message within.