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GO FOR IT!
USA: Pantelion Films / Lionsgate
Cast: Aimee Garcia, Gina Rodriguez, Al Bandiero, Derrick Denicola, Andres Perez-Molina, Louie Alegria, Jossara Jinaro, Rene Rosado, David Hernandez, The Beat Freaks, Somaya Reece, Gustavo Mellado, Liliana Montenegro, Safia Hannin, Peggy Goss, Brad Armacost, Daniel Yabut
Director: Carmen Marron
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language, brief violence and drug material
USA Release Date: 13 May 2011 (Limited Release)
GO FOR IT! is an inspirational Hip Hop dance drama that centers on Carmen Salgado (Aimee Garcia), a young woman living in Chicago. She would love to dance professionally, but her Mexican working class parents want her to stay at school and continue her studies. Then there’s her boyfriend Jared (Derrick Denicola), who wants her to move in with him; and her best friend Gina (Gina Rodriguez), who’s is being knocked around by her boyfriend. With all these pressures, Carmen is slowly sinking under the weight and at the same time struggling to overcome her fears and follow her dream to be a dancer.
Written and directed by Carmen Marron and starring Aimee Garcia.
Audience Award Winner and an Official Selection of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.