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The Assistant 3.0 stars

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Synopsis

For her first film, writer-director Kitty Green finds lurking within the #MeToo movement a tightly packed monster movie that answers the horrifying question: where in the job description does it address predatory sexual behavior? Fresh out of college, Jane (Julia Garner, never out of frame) lands a dream gig as a junior assistant to a heard-but-not-seen film producer. The hours are long — she arrives before dawn and clocks out long after dusk — and the tasks menial, leaving Jane ample time to catch on quickly. After only five weeks on the job, Jane has strung together enough patterns of abuse to warrant a visit to Human Resources. The rep (Matthew Macfadyen) suggests that Jane not sweat the small stuff. Besides, there’s nothing for her to worry about; she’s not even the boss’ type. Green, the first filmmaker to give narrative voice to the subject, posits her day in the life of a witness to workplace gangrene as a grueling example of cinema as frustration.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 27 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19

    1:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Angelika Film Center and Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18

    12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19

    10:20 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 20

    10:20 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. 619-298-2904

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18

    1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19

    1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 20

    1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

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