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OPENING NIGHT SELECTION*


*This film is only available from 5pm - 9pm on April 13th. You must begin the film before 9pm and finish the film within two hours, or you will lose access to the film.


+++ Bonus Feature Included:

After the film, there will be a Q&A with Director Mariem Pérez Riera.

Moderated by Elizabeth Suárez, Leadership & Negotiation Strategist.

Beyond the racism she experienced as a Latina actor, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It will explore the lesser-known struggles Moreno faced on her path to stardom, including pernicious Hollywood sexism and sexual abuse, a toxic relationship with Marlon Brando, and an attempted suicide a year before she won her Oscar. The documentary will demonstrate Moreno’s talent and resilience as she broke barriers and paved the way for new generations of artists by refusing to be pigeonholed and fighting for Latinx representation in a variety of genres.


Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It will show the star’s rich, decades-long career using vérité footage of Moreno today, archival footage of her roles and appearances, reenactments of her childhood, interviews with Moreno, those close to her and performers she influenced, and animation. Film interviewees include Norman Lear, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, and Chita Rivera. Her most notable roles include “The Electric Company” (PBS), the Broadway and feature film versions of “The Ritz,” “The Four Seasons,” “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?” “Oz” and, most recently, “One Day at a Time.”


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  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mariem Pérez Riera
  • Cast
    Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman, Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Cinematographer
    Pedro Juan López
  • Editor
    Kevin Klauber, Mariem Pérez Riera
  • Music
    Kathryn Bostic