Full Figured and Ready to Fight.
WHAT: Opening night of the 7th UCLA Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Film Festival: Women Voices. Free Screening of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (Patricia Cardoso, USA, 2002) followed by Q&A with director Patricia Cardoso. Reception before the screening at 6:30PM.
WHEN: Monday, April 15, at 6:30 PM (Reception), 7:30 PM: Screening
WHERE: James Bridges Theatre
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
**Ticketing for reservations will begin at 6:30 PM. Reservations are ONLY VALID UNTIL 7:00 PM. After 7:00 PM, the standby line will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.**