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The Maid’s Room | Review

7 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Maid of Honor: Walker’s Thriller Uneasily Navigates Issues of Class

Serving as a portrayal of unsaid attitudes amongst the elitist denizens of the Hamptons that seems to ring true even when drowning in its over-the-top pronouncements, Michael Walker’s third feature, The Maid’s Room is a mixed bag of interesting ideas lost in a sea of underdevelopment. It’s never quite smart enough to be thrilling and hopelessly overwrought when its fragile examination of class issues necessitates more subtlety for success, but its fine for a late night cheapie that’s pretending to convey morality through martyrdom.

Recently emigrating from Bogota to the Hamptons, soft spoken transplant Drina (Paula Garces) accepts a position as a housemaid for the prosperous Crawford’s (Bill Camp and Annabelle Sciorra). The estate is more of a vacation or summer home for the wealthy couple, so they leave for distant climes while »

- Nicholas Bell

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Paladin to Release Thriller 'The Maid's Room' in Spring

6 February 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paladin will release the Hitchcockian thriller "The Maid's Room" in theaters and on digital platforms in the spring, company president Mark Urman announced today. The film, which was written and directed by Michael Walker ("Chasing Sleep," "Price Check"), had its world premiere last fall at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  Set and filmed on Long Island, "The Maid's Room" follows Drina (Paula Garces), an immigrant who takes a job for the season as live-in maid to the Crawfords, a privileged New York family who maintain a splendid home in the Hamptons. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford spend most of their time in the city, but their teenage son, Brandon, spends the summer on the beach, and Drina must look after him and his spoiled friends. The maid’s room is next to the garage, and Drina overhears Brandon when he returns late one night, noisily and obviously drunk. The next day, »

- Max O'Connell

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Paladin Peeks Into ‘The Maid’s Room’ for a Spring Release

6 February 2014 8:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New York-based distributor Paladin has picked up Michael Walker’s thriller “The Maid’s Room” for a theatrical and digital release this spring.

Starring Paula Garces (“Devious Maids”), Bill Camp and Annabella Sciorra, the title preemed in the fall at the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival. International rights are being hawked at Berlin’s European Film Market by London-based sales shingle Devilworks.

Storyline centers on a maid (Garces) who begins to suspect her employers’ son (Philip Ettinger) has committed a terrible crime during a summerlong vacation at the family’s beach house in the Hamptons. Dolly Hall produces the film by writer-director Walker (“Price Check,” “Chasing Sleep”).

Topped by Mark Urman, Paladin adds “The Maid’s Room” to a slate that also includes “A Short History of Decay,” another Hiff alum that will hit theaters in April.


- Gordon Cox

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