Every once in a while a movie comes along that can touch an entire community. The Cesar Chavez: An American Hero movie is one of them – a movie that the latino community is looking forward to seeing, particularly Mexican-Americans! It will open nationwide tomorrow, March 28. I first heard of this movie about a year ago and was excited! A few months later, I received an e-mail with a preview of the movie trailer, again I was excited and touched! I tend to multi-task while watching television, but every time I see a commercial for this movie, I stop what I am doing to watch it. I am touched by the movie – and I haven’t even seen it yet! The release date is finally here! I know, this is a lot of exclamation points, but this is how excited I am!
There will be a Red Carpet Premiere at the Reading Cinemas San Diego tomorrow at 8:30pm, with a panel discussion following the conclusion of the movie. The Premiere is organized by the United Farm Workers (UFW) Foundation and includes a VIP reception at Stingaree Night Club at 6:00pm. The Red Carpet will include a number of special guests, such as actor Jacob Vargas; Arturo Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers; members of the Chavez family, and elected officials and community leaders. Tickets are $100 VIP Reception and movie, $20 movie. Funds raised will help support the UFW Foundation and the United Farm Workers. Tickets can be purchased at: http://secure.ufw.org/page/contribute/Chavezmoviesd. There will also be Premieres hosted in Bakersfield, Fresno, Salinas, and other locations.
The movie depicts the life and struggles of Cesar Chavez, the civil rights leader and labor organizer, and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. As founder of the United Farm Workers, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from various communities, even those who were not form workers, to fight for social justice. The movie was directed by Diego Luna and stars Jacob Vargas, Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich. It is rated PG-13.
You can visit www.chavezmovieseeit.com for more information and a theatre near you.
The movie will be playing in multiple theatres in the San Diego region:
-AMC Theatres: Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, Otay Ranch, Norwalk Oceanside, Palm Promenade
-Regal Theatres: Rancho del Rey, Parkway Plaza, La Jolla
-Signature Stadium Theatres: Vista, Escondido
-Century Tranforan San Diego
-Reading Cinemas Downtown Gaslamp San Diego
What do you think of this movie? Will you be seeing it? Do you relate to Cesar Chavez?
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