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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Famed labor organizer and civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez (Michael Peña) is torn between his duty to his family and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers.

Cast: Michael Peña , America Ferrera , Rosario Dawson , John Malkovich , Eli Vargas , Jack Holmes , Kevin Dunn , Michael Cudlitz

Director: Diego Luna

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Release Date: March 28th, 2014|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • April 06, 2014 Michael
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    Saw Cesar Chavez this week. Very moving and powerful. Shout-outs to Michael Pena, America Ferrara, Rosario Dawson and a splendid cast. So well directed and shot. So many closeups of just the workers--reminded me of Diego Rivera's work, in some strange way. Go!

  • April 05, 2014 livefullytoo
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    Entertaining but not as factual as I would have liked. Chavez received a telegram from MLK in 1966 supporting his work spiritually/financially. The UFW had a close relationship with SCLC especially after MLK died, just 2 months before Bobby. A gross omission that potentially divides black/brown.

  • March 30, 2014 on00000000188447
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    The film offers insight and perspective into the decision making process and strategies of the UFW, as well as candid looks into the family structure, both that of the Chavez family and the owners.

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'Cesar Chavez' Trailer: Michael Peña Fights For Workers' Rights (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Jan 20th, 2014 9:00AM

As several stirring biopics prepare to battle for Oscar gold, a new entry in the category looks like a contender for next year's awards. A new trailer for "Cesar Chavez" is now available. The...

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