From Bleecker Street comes The Assistant, a film that depicts a harrowing day in the life of an assistant to a powerful, Harvey Weinstein-esque entertainment executive.
The official synopsis from Bleecker Street reads:
Jane, played by Julia Garner, is 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.
Written and directed by Kitty Green (Casting Jon Benet), The Assistant will be available in theaters starting Jan. 31, 2020. Garner is joined onscreen by Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Jon Orsini and Noah Robbins.
The filmmaking team behind The Assistant has partnered with The New York Women’s Foundation to provide resources to “delve deeper into the issues of workplace discrimination, abuse of power and the ways in which equity must be actively incorporated into every aspect of workplace culture.” For more information, visit their website.
See the film’s trailer and poster below.