aintitcool.com The new film from Diego Luna opens March 28. Read the full article on AICN I was very fortunate to attend the SXSW premiere of Diego Luna's CESAR CHAVEZ about the life and struggles of the famous activist and labor organizer. If you're not familiar with the plight of the legendary advocate, Luna's film paints an intimate and very important portrait of the man who championed the lowest men and women on the economic totem pole in the late 60's.

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Cesar Chavez Synopsis and Credits

Directed by Diego Luna, Chávez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leaderand labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. 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.

"Cesar Chavez" stars America Ferrera, Gabriel Mann, Jacob Vargas, Mark Moses, Michael Cudlitz, Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, and Yancey Arias.

Directed by Diego Luna.
Written by Keir Pearson.
Produced by Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, John Malkovich, Keir Pearson, Larry Meli, Lianne Halfon, Pablo Cruz, and Russell Smith.
Production company/distributor: Lionsgate.

Release Date: March 28, 2014

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