Rochester Labor Film Series: The Women on the Sixth Floor

The 24th Annual Rochester Labor Film Series presents films that celebrate workers from around the world.  THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR (Les femmes du 6ème étage) (Philippe Le Guay, France 2010, 104 min., French and Spanish with subtitles, 35mm) This comedy demonstrates that people of different social classes, living under the same roof, can affect each other’s outlooks and lives. The farce contrasts the values of stereotypical Parisian bourgeois with the stereotypical dignity and earthy humor of migrant domestic workers from Spain. Sketched rather broadly, the film is a vehicle for the excellent Spanish artists who play the servant women on the sixth floor as well as for their French benefactor.  (from 24th Annual Rochester Labor Film Series 2013 flyer, www.rochesterlabor.org)

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  • Brian

    Great French film. I liked the speaker before the film giving background about the Spanish labor exodus and a more realistic take on Spanish maids treatment. Wonderful acting, and great character development of the main actors. Enjoyable.

    September 22, 2013

  • Deanna T

    This was a very enjoyable movie. It was a very good idea to have the speaker from the Spanish labor group present some historic information. It was nice meeting Roxanne, Carolyn, and Brian.

    September 22, 2013

  • roxanne

    The movie was charming and I enjoyed meeting Dee, Caroline and reconnecting with Brian. Sorry my muscle cramp took me out of the talk after. I ran alot this weekend and I guess the muscles decided to freeze up on me:)

    September 22, 2013

  • Caroline

    ..just decided to join you so i may be a wee bit late...

    September 22, 2013

  • John B.

    Hope to see my friends and meet new ones there!

    September 21, 2013

  • pacho

    Good film! I went Friday night, instead. Enjoy!

    September 21, 2013

  • Brian

    After, we could go to a local coffee shop, Starry Nites, for talk and dessert.

    August 12, 2013

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