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The Maid ticket giveaway

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WIN TICKETS for THE MAID @ Main Art Theatre

Looks like some snowy weather has come into town and if you are looking for something to do in the nice warm indoors, how about attending a free screening of the Sundance award winning film "The Maid". It is also up for a best Foreign language film nomination at the Golden Globes. The screening is on Monday night at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. I will email out the start time to the winner but this is your chance to see this movie first. The first to email me at will be hooked up.

The plot: Raquel (Catalina Saavedra), age 42, has worked over twenty years for the well-to-do and numerous Valdes family, and on the surface seems like the perfect maid, almost part of the family. But she is controlling and territorial, carrying on a private war with the family's headstrong teenage daughter, and suffering frequent headaches and dizziness. The mother cannot bear to fire the woman who helped raise her children, so instead she hires a second maid to help Raquel. This alarms Raquel, who sees the newcomer as a threat and instantly sets out to drive her away. Her childish but ruthless tactics quickly succeed, but the family then hires an older and tougher maid who proves much harder to oust. Raquel meets her match with the third new maid, Lucy (Mariana Loyola), an enthusiastic and self-confident young woman who, attacked by Raquel, retaliates with affection and humor, helping her to find a new outlook on life. Saavedra is magnificent as the grumpy Raquel, seething with loneliness, anger, and jealousy, yet always managing to retain our sympathy. Winner of two prestigious awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

I hope everyone else checks out my blog on Monday to get a review of the play 'Jersey Boys' which opens tonight at the Fisher Theatre and a film review of "Skin" and "The Maid".

I would also like to notify Simpson fans can check out the Simpson's Christmas display at the Birmingham Historical Museum which also has it's annual train display. Speaking of trains, the Detroit Historical Museum has a free Glancy Train Show which includes admission to the museum. So if you are a train lover, mark your calendar for this event.

I would also like to share another favorite Christmas song for the holidays. This goes out to all the people who think of Christmas as the ultimate marketing tool. Written in 1958, the song "Green Christmas" seems even more in tune with today. Some things never change!