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FSU International Film Series Launches with “Real Women Have Curves”

Frostburg State University 2003-2004 International Film Series begins with the Mexican movie "Real Women Have Curves" on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Lane University Center Atkinson Room 201. The series is sponsored by FSU Center Stage.

Ana Garcia, played by America Ferrera, spends the summer after her high school graduation torn between her duty to her strict mother Carmen, played by Lupe Ontiveros, and other pleasures and urgent issues – the top of the list is trying to break away from her family ties in East Los Angeles. Carmen wants Ana to work in a dress factory, run by Ana’s shy older sister. Ana is disgusted with the work and would much rather apply for a scholarship to Columbia University. It’s an age-old battle between a mother’s irrationality and a teenager’s willfulness.

"Real Women Have Curves" won the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Other films scheduled for this semester include: - “West Beirut” on Tuesday, Oct. 21. - “Time of Harvey Milk” on Tuesday, Nov. 18. - “Shower” on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

All film showings are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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