‘Real Women Have Curves’
Celebrating the month in which International Women's Day falls, the American Centre is to screen films under theme 'Women's history month' at its weekly film screening on Tuesday.
Acclaimed film 'Real Women Have Curves' directed by Patricia Cardoso will be shown at 6 pm on March 11.
Starring America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez and Brian Sites the film tells the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman.
Ana 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.