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WOMEN IS LOSERS

MIND THE GAP / ¡VIVA EL CINE! / US

US 2020, 84 min Director Lissette Feliciano

In her rousing crowd-pleaser of a feature debut, writer-director Lissette Feliciano revisits San Francisco of the ’60s and ’70s, a period when most women were seen but seldom heard. Our guide on this feminist journey is Celina (played with moxie by Lorenza Izzo), a Catholic high-school rebel in a challenging romance with a handsome G.I. (Bryan Craig) but who dreams of pursuing a life on her own terms. It is a path to independence strewn with obstacles: her macho alcoholic stepdad (Steven Bauer); an overly attentive boss (Simu Liu), who may harbor ulterior motives; and society’s reluctance to embrace a woman without a husband. Shattering the fourth wall, this always entertaining drama is as much of a rule-breaker as its determined protagonist. Women Is Losers celebrates the Celinas of the world, women of color who triumph over sexism and adversity. –Randy Myers 

We will be joined in person by director Lissette Feliciano for an onstage conversation.

En su conmovedor primer largometraje, la guionista y directora Lissette Feliciano nos deleita con su revisión del San Francisco de los años 60 y 70, un período en el que la mayoría de las mujeres eran vistas pero pocas veces escuchadas. Nuestra guía en este viaje feminista es Celina (interpretada con valentía por Lorenza Izzo), una rebelde católica de secundaria en un complejo romance con un guapo soldado (Bryan Craig) pero que sueña con vivir la vida a su manera. El camino hacia la independencia está plagado de obstáculos: su varonil padrastro alcohólico (Steven Bauer); un jefe demasiado atento (Simu Liu) que puede tener motivos ocultos; y la reticencia de la sociedad a aceptar a una mujer sin marido. Rompiendo la cuarta pared, este drama, siempre entretenido, rompe las reglas tanto como lo hace su decidida protagonista. Women Is Losers celebra a las Celinas del mundo, mujeres de color que triunfan sobre el sexismo y la adversidad. –Randy Myers (traducido por Isabel Fondevila)

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DIRECTOR

Lissette Feliciano, is a writer, director, actor, and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, whose work often centers on socially conscious narratives. She grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:84min
DIRECTOR:Lissette Feliciano

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