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'Cesar Chavez' biopic opens this week; learn more about the film, find showtimes

Published On: Mar 25 2014 04:51:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 28 2014 12:16:27 PM CDT
Cesar Chavez

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Cesar Chavez: March 28, starring Michael Pena and Rosario Dawson.

EL PASO, Texas -

"Cesar Chavez" is the biographical film about the late labor organizer and civil rights activist.

The film is directed by Diego Luna and stars Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosrio Dawson, and John Malkovich.

"Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers," according to the film's description on its official Facebook page. "His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the system."

The film opens today in El Paso. Find showtimes at http://fandan.co/1jsbVTQ

It has received mixed reviews at Rotten Tomatoes with Variety calling it, "A passion project about a passionate man takes surprisingly flat form in Cesar Chavez." The McClatchy-Tribune News Service says, "Pena is properly pious and Ferrara brings the fire to this sometimes inspiring bio-pic of the farmer worker turned labor leader."

Learn more about the film by clicking on the links below:

César Chávez finally makes the big screen - mySanAntonio.com

Cesar Chavez the Only Latino-Centric Studio Film Opening This Year Jezebel

Supporters hope film on Cesar Chavez will inspire others VOXXI

New Film, Book Complicate Cesar Chavez's Legacy ColorLines magazine

Telemundo News: Watch Diego Luna and America Ferrara Talk Cesar Chavez film Latin Times

Diego Luna on His Directorial Debut, Cesar Chavez Uprising

Yes We Can! (Make Better Biopics Than Cesar Chavez) Village Voice

Filmmaker explores legacy of César Chávez mySanAntonio.com

Texas Tech Professor Comments on Significance of Cesar Chavez ... Newswise (press release)

Zuckerberg, UFW Use Cesar Chavez Movie to Push Amnesty  Big Hollywood

Interview: Diego Luna on how hard it was to make 'Cesar Chavez' Metro.us

Ruben Navarrette on the contradictions of Cesar Chavez Winston-Salem Journal

Michael Pena stands up to injustice as 'Cesar Chavez' Boston Herald

The Story of Cesar Chavez Comes to the Big Screen Salon

'Betty' star America Ferrera in a labor of love Boston Herald

Diego Luna shines a light on Cesar Chavez Boston Globe

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