Check out a film that puts a domestic worker center stage in Augustus Meleo Bernstein’s directorial debut, AT THE GATES!
A riveting, emotional thriller, AT THE GATES opened in select theaters in Los Angeles on Friday, Nov. 3, and in New York City on Friday, Nov. 10. A Beacon Pictures and Five Towers production, the film stars Miranda Otto, Noah Wyle, Ezekiel Pacheco, Vanessa Benavente and Sadie Stanley, and was written and directed by emerging filmmaker Augustus Meleo Bernstein.
We’re excited to share this film with you because we love to see domestic worker characters brought out of the shadows and into the spotlight. It’s so important we support films like this so that we can see more complex domestic worker stories on screen.
Hope to see you at the movies!
AT THE GATES tells the story of Ana (Vanessa Benavente), a housekeeper from El Salvador, who brings her teenage son Nico (Ezekiel Pacheco) to help her clean an affluent family’s Los Angeles home. But after someone rings the front gate, her employers, Marianne (Miranda Otto) and Peter Barris (Noah Wyle), inform them that immigration officers are searching for them and convince the pair to hide in a basement closet, demanding they hand over their cell phones as a safety precaution. As days go by under the same roof, each family begins to question the other’s true intentions in this riveting and emotional thriller.