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LOS ANGELES– REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
October 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
LOS ANGELES–Screening of Academy Film Archive digital print. 87 minutes. Panelists: director Patricia Cardoso, producer Effie T. Brown, writer Josefina Lopez, publicist Ivette Rodriguez, and actor Soledad St. Hilaire (schedules permitting).
Directed by Patricia Cardoso. Produced by George LaVoo, Effie T. Brown. Screenplay by LaVoo, Josefina López. Based on a play by López.
Cast: America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez, Brian Sites.
This coming-of-age story follows a young woman, played by America Ferrera, as she navigates life with her family, working in a sweatshop in East Los Angeles, and a future at a university in New York. Based on Josefina López’s play, the film had an enormous impact on Latinas who identified with the sometimes painful class and cultural transitions depicted. A multidimensional portrait of the Latina-American experience, it explores themes of intergenerational and social conflict, body image and female sexuality.
From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017 is a series of film screenings and filmmaker conversations, film restorations, online content, educational initiatives, and a publication exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century. This series is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.
This project was supported in part by California Humanities’ Humanities for All Project Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Project Grants, please visit our webpage here.