Followed by a Q&A with Dolores Huerta & Peter Bratt and a post reception on the patio! Free with RSVP!
History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were and still are largely overlooked. She remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 87. Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Dolores and her contemporaries (including Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, and many more), the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.
Dir. Peter Bratt, 2017, DCP, 95 min.
Opens exclusively at the Landmark Nuart on September 8. Special appearances opening weekend.
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