Running Time: 90 minutes, without intermission

When Maggie—a new mother and medical supply saleswoman recently returned to the workforce—moves into a brand new Residence hotel in Tempe, Arizona, she brings a troubled history and tenuous grasp on the future with her. While trying desperately to make a sale, she befriends two employees at the Residence, whose careers and life paths are nearly as shaky as her own. Laura Jacqmin’s moving and disturbing Residence offers an intimate window into the politics and fragility of survival, the doggedness of the human spirit, and the ever-present need for hope.

Part of the series: The Construction Zone