The Latino Committee welcomed members to the Guild's Los Angeles Theater for a special Q&A following the May 21 membership screening of Director Patricia Riggen’s new feature, Girl in Progress.
Riggen’s comedic drama tells the story of a busy single mom, Grace (Eva Mendes), who juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, while her young daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez), is also busy plotting a “shortcut to adulthood” in a plan to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without her mom after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
After the screening, Riggen was joined onstage by Director A.P. Gonzalez (Hurricane Party), the Latino Committee Co-Chair who served as moderator of a Q&A about her work and the making of the film.
Riggen’s other credits include the 2011 movie for television Lemonade Mouth, the "Lindo y querido" segment from the 2010 anthology film Revolución, and the 2007 feature Under the Same Moon (La misma luna). She has been a member of the DGA since 2010.