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

Showtimes
friDAY, JANUARY 29 AT 7PM | GENERAL ADMISSION $25 • LOFT CINEMA MEMBERS $20 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

This screening will take place at our Open Air Cinema, outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking).

Talented, energetic, and full of joy, Rita Moreno has been dazzling audiences for over 70 years. Whether showcased on television, film, or stage, her artistry transcends singing, dancing, and acting, as she continuously reinvents herself and pushes creative limits. Moreno is a pioneer and one of the most authentic performers of our time, and she has the EGOT status to prove it.

With intimate access to her subject, director Mariem Pérez Riera created a loving cinematic journey that details the life of a groundbreaking artist who truly embodies the American Dream. From her early years in Puerto Rico to her childhood as an immigrant in New York City to the racial bias she faced in the studio system, Moreno consistently broke down barriers, overcoming sexism and identity discrimination with pure integrity. Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It is both a revelatory portrait and a celebration of a magnetic, intriguing woman whose courage is an inspiration to all. (Director: Mariem Pérez Riera, Producers: Brent Miller, Mariem Pérez Riera, Ilia J. Vélez-Dávila)

MEET THE ARTIST: MARIEM PÉREZ RIERA

Mariem Pérez Riera was born in Puerto Rico and decided at age nine to become a film director. Her documentary Cuando lo pequeño se hace grande, about the Puerto Rican fight against the U.S. Navy presence on the island of Vieques, was awarded internationally. In 2007 she debuted as co-director on Maldeamores, winning several film festival awards. She later directed other documentaries, including Emmy Award–winner Croatto, la huella de un emigrante.