Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It

Showings

Theater 2 Fri, Jun 18 6:15 PM
Theater 2 Fri, Jun 18 9:00 PM
Theater 2 Sat, Jun 19 12:30 PM
Theater 2 Sat, Jun 19 3:30 PM
Theater 2 Sat, Jun 19 6:30 PM
Theater 2 Sat, Jun 19 9:30 PM
Theater 2 Sun, Jun 20 1:15 PM
Theater 2 Sun, Jun 20 4:15 PM
Theater 2 Sun, Jun 20 7:15 PM
Theater 2 Mon, Jun 21 7:15 PM
Theater 2 Tue, Jun 22 7:15 PM
Theater 2 Wed, Jun 23 7:15 PM
Theater 2 Thu, Jun 24 7:15 PM

Description

OPENS JUNE 18
Director: Mariem Pérez Riera
Cast: Rita Moreno

Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and beloved actor, one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time.  Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was five years old. After studying dance and performing on Broadway, Moreno was cast as any ethnic minority the Hollywood studios needed filled, be it Polynesian, Native American or Egyptian. Despite becoming the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), the studios continued to offer Moreno lesser roles as stereotypical ethnic minorities, ignoring her proven talent.

Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It illuminates the humor and the grace of Moreno, as well as lesser-known struggles faced on her path to stardom, including pernicious Hollywood sexism and triumphed over adversity, as she broke barriers, fought for representation and forged the path for new generations of artists.


1hr 30mins / PG-13