Sadly, Rita Moreno will not be joining us for the Plaza Classic Film Festival due to a scheduling conflict.

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Just yesterday, we received the news that legendary singer and actress Rita Moreno was returning to the Sun City for the 14th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival. Unfortunately, today the El Paso Community Foundation announced that she no longer would be attending, saying:

Ms. Moreno’s ability to participate in this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival was predicated on her availability, but a recent scheduling conflict will prevent her from attending.

The EGOT winner (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) was set to be in town during the film screenings of West Side Story and for Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided To Go For It along with director Mariem Perez Riera, who was going to join Ms. Moreno for the documentary screening at the Plaza Theatre.

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Although Rita Morena will no longer attend, both screenings will go on, and director Mariem Perez Riera will still be in attendance.

Austin Hargrave

Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress portraying the fiery Anita in Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins's West Side Story (1961). Currently, she has a role in and is an executive producer of a new version of the musical, directed by Steven Spielberg, which will hit theaters in December and appears in the recent Latinx reboot of Norman Lear’s One Day At a Time.

For tickets and the full Plaza Classic Film Festival schedule, visit Plazaclassic.com.

Tickets

  • $10 for West Side Story and for Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided To Go For It
  • On sale now at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com and Plazaclassic.com.

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