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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS
SPENT THEIR SUMMER
USA: Maya Releasing
Cast: Elizabeth Pena, America Ferrera, Lucy Gallardo, Steven Bauer, Jorge Cervera, Rick Najera, Leo Minaya, Alyssa Diaz, Eliana Alexander, David Barrera, Ana Cervantes, Marina Dena-Santo, Ricki Lopez, Alek Carrera, Patricia De Leon, Alberto Montero, Ruben Moreno, Jane Sevilla, Perla Walters, Victor Wolf
Director: Georgina Riedel
USA: 128 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content and some language
USA Release Date: 16 May 2008 (Limited Release)
In her first directorial feature Georgina Garcia Riedel lovingly explores the terrain of longing, loneliness, and self-realization among three generations of single women in a Mexican American family as they come to grips with with romantic drought.
As sweltering summer stretches over a sun-bleached Arizona border town, Dona Genoveva (Lucy Gallardo), the Garcia family matriarch, decides to buy a car - trouble is she doesn't know how to drive. When she enlists Don Pedro's help, her life brightens up as sparks begin to fly.
Her daughter, Lolita (Elizabeth Pena), seems to have hit a dry spell until things start to heat up at work. Meanwhile Lolita's teenage daughter, Blanca (America Ferrera - REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES), orchestrates an awakening all her own.
In HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENT THEIR SUMMER it's as if the languid heat wave thaws everyone's defenses and inhibitions jump-starting a sexual revolution.