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Special Arts Report: Ruth Copland Talks to Rita Moreno and Steve Goldbloom From the Film Remember Me

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Remember Me, a Sparklight Films production, had its world premiere at Cinequest 2016 Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Comedy. (Podcast audio at bottom of page).

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Ruth Copland and Rita Moreno

Ruth Copland was invited by Cinequest founders Kathleen Powell and Halfdan Hussey to interview Rita Moreno live on stage at at the iconic California Theatre in San Jose after Rita received the Maverick Spirit Award and before the world premiere of Remember Me.

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Rita Moreno and Ruth Copland backstage at California theatre post-interview

Legendary performer Rita Moreno is one of only 12 people who have received an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award. She received the Oscar for West Side Story in 1961 and is still going strong at 84, starring in a new comedy film Remember Me, which had its world premiere at Cinequest 2016. She remains one of the busiest stars in show business with a recurring role on The CW’s hit series, Jane The Virgin, and a Netflix Series, One Day At A Time, which will premiere later this year. Her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, published by Celebra Books, instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2011, she premiered her one-woman show, Life Without Make-up, an original stage production about her life, and also appeared as a season regular on the TV Land series Happily Divorced, playing Fran Drescher’s mother. Rita Moreno has the starring role in the new award-winning film Remember Me.

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Steve Goldbloom is a writer, producer, and performer based in Los Angeles. In 2014, he created and hosted the PBS series Everything But The News, which lampooned Silicon Valley and public broadcasting, and was ranked best digital series by USA Today in its first year. In February 2016, Steve Goldbloom launched a new sketch series as writer/performer with AOL entitled On The Brink Of Greatness. Steve’s directorial work includes creating the series Brief But Spectacular – a weekly interview series for PBS NewsHour. The segments air nationally every Thursday night on television and interviews include Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Marina Abramovic, Carl Reiner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the stars of Broad City and many more. Steve Goldbloom, a dual citizen of Canada and the US, runs his production company Second Peninsula LLC out of Los Angeles. Remember Me, starring Rita Moreno, is Steve’s feature film debut.

Left to Right, actors Joel Kelly Dauten and Rita Moreno, and writer/director/actor Steve Goldbloom at Cinequest world premiere. Photo by Michael Dawson

Left to Right, actors Joel Kelly Dauten and Rita Moreno, and writer/director/actor Steve Goldbloom
at Cinequest world premiere. Photo by Michael Dawson

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