Patricia Cardoso included among 20 most influential female directors

Author: Sandra Baltazar Martinez
November 13, 2021

The arts and entertainment website /Film named UC Riverside professor Patricia Cardoso one of 20 most influential female directors.

Cardoso, a professor of theatre, film, and digital production, joined UCR in 2019. In 2020, Cardoso became the first Latina film director to be included in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry with the induction of her 2002 movie, “Real Women Have Curves.” 

/Film was founded in 2005 by entertainment writer Peter Sciretta. Cardoso shares the spotlight in this august publication with directors such as Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time”),  Nora Ephron (“Sleepless in Seattle,” “Julia & Julia”), and Julia Dash (“Daughters of the Dust”). 

In 2018 Cardoso worked with DuVernay to direct an episode of “Queen Sugar” for the Oprah Winfrey Network. She also previously directed an episode of “Tales of the City,” an adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s novels.  

For the complete list of influential female directors, visit: www.slashfilm.com.

Patricia Cardoso, UC Riverside professor of theatre, film, and digital production. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Patricia Cardoso, UC Riverside professor of theatre, film, and digital production. (UCR/Stan Lim)