March 27, 2014
Studio: Lionsgate, Pantelion Films
Director: Diego Luna
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and language)
Screenwriters: Keir Pearson , Timothy J. Sexton
Starring: Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Jacob Vargas, Yancey Arias, Wes Bentley, John Ortoz, John Malkovich
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, "Cesar Chavez" tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.