César Chávez

Alongside the eponymous hero, the camera goes into battle and accompanies César Chávez at close range in his struggle for better wages and living conditions for farm workers in California. Most of them are so-called ‘braceros’, seasonal laborers from Mexico who are permitted to stay and work in the US only if they carry out farm labor. They're by and large without rights, exploited by the landowners and subjected to racism and violence. In the 1960s, together with his fellow campaigner Dolores Huerto, the Latino-American Chávez co-founds the union of United Farm Workers. ‘Si, se puede – Yes, it can be done’ is the motto under which more and more workers organize themselves, go on strike or form long marches. Chávez’ peaceful protest movement soon receives support from all over the country, even from political quarters.

The script for Diego Luna's second feature film was developed in close collaboration with the family of Chávez, who died in 1993. This is the moving portrait of the father of a family and a charismatic labor leader who was able to persuade countless people finally to demand their rights.

Showtime is 7:15 PM.

Running Time: 1 hr 41 mins

Starring: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich

Ticket price: $10.50, Regal Crossroads accepts cash, credit, and debit.

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  • Elizabeth J.

    John - hope it didn't seem we were ganging up on you. Everyone is entitled to his or her point of view. That's just a hot topic for a few of us.

    April 2, 2014

    • John H.

      I didn't feel ganged up on at all. From my perspective we managed to have a friendly conversation on a controversial and emotional subject. I believe we all want the same thing- safety for ourselves and our loved ones, we just have different ideas on obtaining this goal. I'm glad we had this discussion and after some thought my mind has been changed. You have absolutely convinced me that I should be packing "heat" everywhere at all times. Great movie!

      1 · April 7, 2014

  • Henry H.

    A fine movie about a great America hero.
    "a bright green valley with a river running thru it,
    there'd be work for ever single man they though" Followed by a conversation with bright and informed people.

    April 3, 2014

  • Shawna

    Great movie! - excellent conversation afterwards.

    Learn more about farm workers in the U.S.: http://nfwm.org/farm_workers_in_the_us/

    Stand up for food that is responsibly grown: http://www.takepart.com/chavez

    April 2, 2014

  • Elizabeth J.

    good movie

    April 2, 2014

  • Henry H.

    I'm a maybe-if I've got a lot done outside by 5. And, If it was raining or the late show...I really would like to see this.

    April 1, 2014

  • Henry H.

    I'm a maybe-depends on how the day goes-if weather was bad or this was the late show, I'd be there for sure. I sure want to see this movie.

    April 1, 2014

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