The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will present an evening celebrating the tenth anniversary of the award-winning film “Real Women Have Curves.” The screening will include special guest Josefina López, the creator of the play and co-screenwriter of the film “Real Women Have Curves” which stars America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros and George Lopez. López will kick off the evening by signing copies of her book, “Real Women Have Curves And Other Plays.” The book signing will be followed by a screening of the film, after which there will be a Q&A with López, director Patricia Cardoso, producers Marilyn R. Atlas and Effie Brown and cast members Ingrid Oliu, Soledad St. Hilaire, Julia Vera, Sandie Torres, and others. The screening will be a tribute to the late actress Lupe Ontiveros (Sept. 17, 1942 – July 26, 2012).
A highlight of the evening will be the announcement by López of a new scholarship she is establishing in memory of her late friend and colleague Ontiveros.
The book signing will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening of the movie at 7:30 p.m., then the Q&A.
Tickets are $11 for general admission; $9 for seniors (65 and over) and students with current ID and $7 for American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Members.
The box office opens 90 minutes before the first program of the day/evening and closes 30 minutes after the last film of the evening begins.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Fandango at 1-800-FANDANGO, (1-800-326-3264), and then entering the express code for the Egyptian Theatre, which is 2206#. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatre_aaofx/theaterpage?date=9/6/2012.
For further information, call the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre’s 24-hour information line at (323) 466-3456 or visit online at http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/real-women-have-curves-0.
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles.