Movies

Real Women Have Curves

(2002, Directed by Patricia Cardoso)
Real Women Have Curves

Starring America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, and George Lopez. 90 min.

Ana, a first generation Latina, hopes to go to college. But her parents feel that working in her sister’s dress factory is a more fitting occupation. With the help of her teacher and her fellow workers, Ana struggles to balance her own ideas with her mother’s traditional view of women, while also dealing with self-image issues.


Part of the 2014–2015 film series at the Schlesinger Library. Admission is free and open to the public.