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Springfield Sister Cities presents Roma (2018)

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s. (R, 135 min.)


Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00 PM

This special screening is in partnership with Springfield Sister Cities in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Tlaquepaque, Mexico becoming a Sister City to Springfield, MO.
Dr. Tim Robbins, professor of Spanish at Drury University, will lead a post-show discussion.
Online tickets are available here.
This screening is Free for Moxie Members.

Synopsis:Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. [Netflix]

Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Languages: English, Spanish
Genre(s): Drama

Springfield Sister Cities Association is a nonprofit organization encouraging goodwill between the people of Springfield, Mo. and its sister cities by creating and promoting opportunities to foster multi-cultural awareness and appreciation. Springfield has sister city relationships with Isesaki, Japan (formed in 1986) and Tlaquepaque, Mexico (formed in 2003). The Sister Cities vision is "Peace Through People."

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