Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nuestro Cine: Cesar Chavez on the Silver Screen (Take Two)

Last October we linked to the trailer of a feature film on Latino labor rights and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez that will be released in March. Entitled “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,” the movie is directed by Mexican actor Diego Luna and stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera, John Malkovich and Rosario Dawson.

Several days ago a second theatrical trailer of the Chavez biopic was released and can be viewed below the page break:

As noted via Remezcla.com, the Cesar Chavez Foundation launched a campaign seeking U.S. President Obama to declare March 31st, the date of Chavez’ birthday, as a National Day of Service. Hence, they’re seeking at least 100,000 people to sign an online petition backing their campaign.

The world premiere of “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” will be in February at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released nationwide on March 28th and in Mexico, where parts of the movie where set, on May 2nd.

Video Source– RemezclaTV via YouTube

Online Sources – The Latin Americanist; Remezcla.com; La Prensa; TakePart

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