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CinemaSavannah Presents: The Second Mother (Brazil, 2015)

  • Spotlight Theaters (1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah, GA, 31406 United States (map)

September 25, 7:00 and 9:30 (check Fandango for exact times)
Tickets: $7.50 (if you mention CinemaSavannah)

Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means. Winner of the Berlin, Amsterdam, and Sundance Festivals. In Portuguese with English subtitles. 112 minutes.