Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2020)

Director: Mariem Perez

Writer(s): N/A

Starring: Rita Moreno, Norman Lear, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Chita Rivera.

Synopsis: The film will explore how Rita Moreno went from being born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, eventually immigrated to New York City and became the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in West Side Story. It will discover how she managed to deal with pernicious Hollywood sexism and sexual abuse, a toxic relationship with Marlon Brando, and an attempted suicide a year before she won her Oscar.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, Dance, Music | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: This film is being produced for the PBS American Masters series.