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Real Women Have Curves

Women's History Month

Ana is a first-generation Mexican American teenager freshly graduated from high school. Though she is eager to begin her next chapter on a full ride to Columbia University, her parents see her future differently.


Now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her academic ambitions and her cultural heritage, she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. That summer her eyes are opened to the life her family leads in order to survive, and through the seamstresses on her sister’s team, what solidarity and hard work can carry when we share our true selves.

Community Partners: Alice's Garden, Meat on the StreetMilwaukee Public Library

Members-Only Screening: Top Secret

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The Oriental Theatre’s parent organization, Milwaukee Film, offers exclusive monthly screenings of festival-quality films, ticket and merchandise discounts, early access to film festival tickets, private event invites, and other fantastic perks to its members. As a member, you’ll be a part of a growing community of film fans who are passionate about sharing cinematic experiences and furthering film culture in the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee Film memberships are tax deductible and begin as low as $65/year.

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