Mon. October 18, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Director(s):
Mariem Pérez Riera
Producer(s):
Mariem Pérez Riera, Brent Miller
Distributor:
Roadside Attractions
An older white woman with gray hair and black glasses. She is pointing to her shirt which reads "Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It."

Synopsis

A look at the life of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings to trailblazing success, while breaking down barriers, fighting for representation and forging a path for new generations of artists.

This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. The Q&A features film subject Rita Moreno, director Mariem Pérez Riera and producer Brent Miller, moderated by Carlos Aguilar, film critic at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Closed Captioning is available for both the film and filmmaker conversation. ASL is available for the Q&A only.


Panelist Bios

An older woman with light skin and white short hair.Rita Moreno, Subject

Rita Moreno is celebrated as one of the world’s most honored actresses and is admired for her tenacity in pursuing issues of racial equity and justice.  Her legendary career spans seventy years, on stage, television and in film. She belongs to an elite group having won the prestigious Oscar®, Emmy®, Tony® and Grammy®. Rita is recipient of countless honors, including the Peabody Career Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts.

A woman with light brown skin and long dark brown hair.Mariem Pérez Riera, Director

Born in Puerto Rico, Mariem's first feature Maldeamores, executive produced by Benicio Del Toro, debuted at Tribeca Film Festival. She's been awarded at several international film festivals with her documentaries Cuando Lo pequeño se hace grande, De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo, and Emmy®-winner Croatto, La Huella De Un Emigrante.

A man with light skin and short brown hair and facial hair.Brent Miller, Producer

Brent Miller serves as President of Production for Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions and has been working with ACT III for over a decade. He and Lear teamed with Jimmy Kimmel to Executive Produce (2) Primetime Specials of Live In Front Of A Studio Audience for ABC. The specials set ratings records and earned Miller (2) Primetime Emmys® for “Outstanding Variety Special (Live)” in 2019 and 2020. Miller served as an Executive Producer for (4) seasons of One Day At A Time, a Latinx reimagining of the classic TV series.  Currently, he is Executive Producing a reimagined Good Times, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Who’s The Boss and several other original properties. His feature credits include the documentaries, Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It and Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You, as well as, the narrative film, I Carry You With Me --which won the Audience and Innovator Awards at Sundance in 2020.