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Fall 2003
¡Viva Cinema!
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OVER THE PAST DECADES, UCLA HAS EMERGED
AS THE NATION'S LEADING INCUBATOR
FOR NEW GENERATIONS OF MOVIEMAKERS
WHO HAVE SHAPED THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LATINO FILM

By David Geffner
Illustration by Ryan Sanchez

¡Viva Cinema!PATRICIA CARDOSO STOOD ON A STAGE in a Park City, Utah, library 21 months ago, bathed in one of the most emotional ovations the Sundance Film Festival had ever seen. Cardoso's debut feature, Real Women Have Curves, a story of female garment workers in East L.A., had brought the Sundance audience to its feet with tears of joy and relief. "Finally someone has put real Latino women up on screen!" a female audience member shouted.

"Thank you for embracing this little film beyond all our expectations," the soft-spoken director called back. "And thanks to Geoffrey Gilmore for pushing the deadline to apply to Sundance," she laughed. "Six weeks ago we were still cutting this film and the thought of standing here on this stage was unbelievable."

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