A Conversation with Rita Moreno

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm

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Join moderator Aisha Ahmad-Post, Executive Director of the Newman Center, for a candid conversation with the legendary Rita Moreno in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Audience members can look forward to seeing clips from throughout her storied career, along with an audience Q&A to take place at the end of the show. 

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican-born American actress, dancer, and singer. She has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than seven decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Moreno has starred on Broadway and London’s West End, appeared in more than 40 feature films, and countless television shows, and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She continues to headline as a guest artist with symphony orchestras as well as performs lectures and speaking engagements around the country. 

Most recently, Moreno co-stars and is an Executive Producer of the Steven Spielberg remake of West Side Story, which released worldwide this past December. She also stars in the upcoming feature film, The Prank, due to be released in 2022. Her documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It”, for American Masters Pictures had its world debut at Sundance Film Festival last year. The film then had its TV debut on PBS under the American Masters umbrella and is now available to stream on Netflix.  

Moreno has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. 

About Denver Film

Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, Denver Film provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.For over a decade the Women+Film Festival, held in April, is Denver Film’s largest festival outside of the Denver Film Festival in November. Women+Film showcases films by and about women along with special events, receptions, and in-person guests, as well as the annual awards luncheon.

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This program is made possible in part by:

The Denver PostPorter Adventist Hospital Centura HealthNational Endowment for the Arts