THE PLEASURE OF BEING SERVED
Directed by Michael Manese
Working for a wealthy family in Manhattan, Rosa, an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines, struggles to make ends up as she desperately works to bring her son to America. Her job as a domestic worker proves more difficult as she is tasked with juggling the logistics of her boss’s girlfriends. After befriending both of them, she’s cornered into making a decision – either be quiet and accept his money or tell the women she cares about of his manipulative lies.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Passaic, NJ, MM studied filmmaking at Rutgers University. He is a Web Project Manager by trade and an Advanced Brown Belt Karate student. Other interests include short story writing, traveling and playing bass in BRAM. He lives and works in NYC.
104 minsWith almost 8.5 million people spread across five boroughs, compelling New York City stories are being told every day. Living in the city that never sleeps, Asians are continually working to shape the city’s modern landscape. This program highlights the diverse aspirations, failures, and energy of Asians in the Big Apple.