Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Women is Losers

Year: 2019
Run Time: 85 minutes

Women is Losers
Women is Losers
Women is Losers

In 1960s San Francisco, Celina Guerrera is a bright and talented high school student with a promising future. But an unplanned pregnancy dramatically alters her chartered course. After witnessing her best friend die from a botched abortion, she decides to keep her baby. Despite unsupportive parents and a turbulent household fraught with domestic violence, Celina is determined to rise out of poverty and build a better future for her newborn son. She works multiple jobs and shrewdly saves in the pursuit of homeownership while facing prevalent racism and sexism in her workplace and from lending institutions denying loans to single women. WOMEN IS LOSERS is a poignant coming-of-age drama about a resilient trailblazer overcoming the many obstacles of being a young single Latina mother in the 1960s. Yet, Celina’s character resonates with the everyday struggles of today’s modern woman still fighting for equality. This provocative film is inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title. — R.R.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


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Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi

John-Michael Powell

Principal Cast
Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Steven Bauer, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Lincoln Bonilla, Alessandra Torresani, Ivana de Maria, Shalim Ortiz

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