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

Tribeca Critics' Week

New York Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 89 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Women, Art, Biography

Said by Obama to be the embodiment of the American Dream, this profile piece chronicles the storied career of Hollywood legend Rita Moreno. Against the backdrop of a racist and sexist movie industry, the multi-talented Puerto Rican actress challenged stifling stereotypes, going on to become a role model for women and Latinx people in the industry. From bucking the 'spicy Latina’ trope in the 50s to protesting with Martin Luther King, Jr. to championing women’s rights in the #metoo era, Rita Moreno has consistently used her platform to stand for what’s right. Interviews with Morgan Freeman, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Whoopi Goldberg and others are combined with rich archival footage of everything from West Side Story to The Electric Company to create a fascinating portrait of this iconic actress. 


In this dynamic biopic, Director Mariem Pérez Riera lets the feisty 87 year old tell her own story, delighting the audience with anecdotes, wisdom and a smidge of kiss-and-tell from her illustrious seven decade career. Told with refreshing candor, this documentary is at once enlightening, emotionally impactful and entertaining. Executive produced by Norman Lear and Lin Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It gives the indomitable trailblazer her due. —Karen McMullen

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Sat June 12 - 5:00 PM
Pier 76 in Hudson River Park
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Sun June 13 - 6:00 PM
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Sun June 13 - 6:00 PM
Soundview Park
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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Mariem Perez Riera

Mariem Pérez Riera’s first documentary, Cuando lo pequeño se hace grande, was recognized at various international film festivals. Her other producing and directing credits include De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo, Diez En La Música, and Emmy® Award-winner Croatto, La Huella De Un Emigrante. She is the founder of Maramara Films.

Director
Mariem Pérez Riera
Producer
Mariem Pérez Riera, Brent Miller
Cinematographer
PJ López
Editor
Kevin Klauber, ACE , Mariem Pérez Riera
Executive Producer
Michael Kantor, Lyn Davis Lear, Norman Lear, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Regina K. Scully
Associate Producer
Laura Reich Kevin Klauber
Co-Producer
Ilia J. Vélez Dávila
Key Cast
Rita Moreno
US Distributor
Roadside Attractions
Cast
George Chakiris, Héctor Elizondo, Gloria Estefan, Tom Fontana, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Karen Olivo

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