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

Hispanic Heritage Month

She got the E.G.O.T.! Rita Moreno grew up in poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, immigrated to New York where her mother worked as a seamstress, studied dance, made her way to Broadway then the silver screen all the while blazing a trail for Latinx representation that goes unrivaled. She also managed to win every major award along the way (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) and at almost 90 she’s not slowing down!

"The documentary is rich in archival clips, but mostly it's just rich in her -- and Moreno is tons of fun."
- NPR Los Angeles
"Even in a film that makes no bones about presenting its subject in a flattering, softening light, this 89-year-old stage and screen legend has refreshingly few qualms about saying exactly what she thinks."
- Los Angeles Times
"An emotional and sincere tribute to the life and professional career of one of Hollywood's greatest legends and pioneer."
- Cine SIn Fronteras

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