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Hollywood Invades Tempe series begins with 'Real Women Have Curves'

September 24, 2012

The ASU School of Theatre and Film's Hollywood Invades Tempe chat and screening series resumes with Patricia Cardoso, director of "Real Women Have Curves."

The popular, free Hollywood A-lister series opens Sept. 26 in the H Wing of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center, Room 151 on the ASU Tempe campus. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. (come at 7 p.m. for the free pizza) with a screening of the film followed by a video conference Q&A with Cardoso. The events are free and open to the public.

Hollywood Invades Tempe invites film enthusiasts to enjoy an evening with talented film artists video conferencing from their homes or offices during an intimate Q&A session that follows a screening of their work. School of Theatre and Film Professor of Practice Adam Collis hosts the sessions.

Cardoso is this year's first featured filmmaker. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, she came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. Her UCLA student film, "The Water Carrier," won a Student Academy Award and two Directors Guild of America awards. Cardoso directed the HBO feature "Real Women Have Curves," which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and gave actress America Ferrera her first role.

Upcoming Hollywood Invades Tempe events include "Mad Men" award-winning director Jennifer Getzinger on Oct. 3 screening "Mad Men" episodes that won Getzinger Director's Guild awards.

On Nov. 7, ASU alumnus Hamilton Sterling, sound effects editor and additional sound designer for "Dark Knight," will talk about this film. There will be a screening of "Dark Knight" followed by Sterling's Q&A.

The series is sponsored by the ASU School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.