Margarita looks, through the eyes of a hard-working illegal, at social injustice as it relates to class, race and immigration policy. With warmth, and humor, Margarita also tells the story of the disillusionment, resentment and alienation that inhabit our closest bonds.



        Copyright Out on Film 2013   Information: 456 Kensington Parc Drive, Avondale Estates GA 30002, 404-296-3807

Saturday, October 5  *  11:00 am  *   90 minutes   *   Director: Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert

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“Margarita” captures a turning point in the life of a Canadian family. Power-couple Gail and Ben have all the visible advantages of two successful careers – a beautiful home, vacations and a nanny for their teen-aged daughter, Mali. Inside the beautiful home, however, a creeping complacency has left the once idealistic couple disconnected from their dreams, from their child and from each other. On top of this, some amateur investing has left them just about broke.

At the centre of their new reality is Margarita, the young Mexican nanny, who has been working and living in Canada illegally for the past six years. Passionate, resourceful and devoted, Margarita's role has gradually shifted from nanny to that of housekeeper, cook, maid and care-giver to the entire family. While single-handedly raising Mali, she has been quietly making ends meet, stretching the family's taut resources in creative and industrious ways.

The well-meaning, but hapless extended family, now desperate to keep Margarita in the country, cook up a phony marriage scheme.

Starring Nicola Correia-Damude, Patrick McKenna, Claire Lautier, Christine Horne, Maya Ritter, Marco Grazzini.