Amazing time this morning at the First premier for ORTEGA RIVER RATS at Sun Ray Theater. Honored to be part of this amazing family helping from behind the scenes as PA of making this PHENOMENAL short film.
Special thanks to both phenomenal friends Duane A. Sikes and Sharon Cobb @sharonycobb for having me as part of the family of this amazing short Film. Was great pleasure seeing all cast and crew again.
Lately, I have noticed the comparisons of Real Women Have Curves to Lady Bird. Yes, there are some noticeable similarities, but they end at the heroines' overbearing mothers and moves to to New York City.
Of the two protagonists, Ana is far superior and more endearing in my eyes. As a Mexican-American woman, who is under the pressure to conform to traditional roles- which mean putting everyone else first, and her own aspirations second. Initially, education was not an option to Ana. Going to Columbia proved that despite her humble beginnings, she could thrive and move on to greater things. It is evident that Ana is brilliant. She goes to an exclusive school in Beverly Hills and manages to figure out that her sister and the factory were being cheated out of proper earnings for their creations. Don't attack me, but Lady Bird's acceptance to an ivy league school was a miracle. She was pretty mediocre if you think about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ana also constantly butts heads with her mother- but it's more over her unwillingness to follow her family's footsteps. She doesn't really seem to care about being accepted by her peers and at times her own family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Another main difference is the loss of virginity. While for Lady Bird it was a source of pain and disappointment, for Ana it was the beginning of a new chapter. She loses her virginity on her own terms and doesn't allow herself to be defined by the experience. Afterwards she's a bit detached and eager to move on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shortly afterwards, Ana moves to New York City, leaving her family behind. Empowered by a new life, the film ends as Ana struts "like a lady" as her mother told her too. She then exits the screen, leaving us to wonder what she will achieve.
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
Director: Patricia Cardoso
Story: Josefina López
Screenplay: Josefina López, George LaVoo
"Servono eventi drammatici per scuotere la gente dall' apatia, ma io non posso farlo come Bruce Wayne, come uomo di carne e ossa mi possono ignorare o schiacciare, ma come simbolo... come simbolo potrei essere incorruttibile. Potrei essere immortale.
Qualcosa di... elementare... e insieme di terrificante." Batman Begins 4k
“Fuel Greatness” is out now! I had a killer time directing this spot with my brother, @rainierrubin. Thanks to @parkerjarvie for the amazing color grade and our crew for helping us out with the production. Check out the full piece here: vimeo.com/251585308