Photo: Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez
Next spring actor-director Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez: An American Hero hits theaters.
Starring Micheal Peña as Cesar Chavez. The film chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer.
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. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system.
Chavez also stars Rosario Dawson, who plays the activist Dolores Huerta, and America Ferrera, who plays Cesar Chavez’s wife.
Chavez opens April 4, 2014.