"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:
New Film, Book Complicate Cesar Chavez's Legacy ColorLines magazine
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
Ruben Navarrette on the contradictions of Cesar Chavez Winston-Salem Journal
Michael Pena stands up to injustice as 'Cesar Chavez' Boston Herald
'Betty' star America Ferrera in a labor of loveBoston Herald
Diego Luna shines a light on Cesar ChavezBoston Globe