“We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.” – Sra. Sofia

This piece of art beautifully told the story of Cleo (played by Yalitza Aparicio).  Cuarón told her story with tremendous care and respect for the Cleo in his life, Libo.  Through her story, we watch the world happen around her, but she is aware of every movement and emotion in the space she occupies in the world.  She knew how to hold space when her very existence was invisible to most.  Life is happening to her and around her, but there is no mistaking she is not just a bystander.  Through her eyes, we see the strength of a women and how we navigate the complexities of life. Yalitza Aparacio has given voice to the millions of women that have carried the world on their backs.

“Roma” is one of the best films that I have ever seen.


From the desk of Dr. Dion Metzger: 

I can’t lie. At an hour in, I really was trying to figure out if I wasn’t deep enough to get the symbolism or if the film was just boring. I also thought with the black and white with subtitles… “I bet Lauren loves this”. By the end of the film, I realized that the pace of the film is what made it brilliantly human.  It proved that the joy and pain of motherhood and loss are universal.  Alfonso Cuarón did it again. I’m predicting oscar nominations for Best Picture, Director, Production Design and Cinematography. This one of the best films of the year. Also, I have to add as a horror film junkie that I personally found the delivery room scene terrifying in this film. I know that wasn’t the intent but the black and white and the thought of natural childbirth was enough to make my heart beat real fast.



Metzger: movie-tickets-300x211

Morton: movie-tickets-300x211




Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Stars:  Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Runtime: 2 hrs, 15 mins

Where we recommend you should watch it? 

Screen It: movie-tickets-300x211 Stream It: tv Leave It: images

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s