Detroit Film Theatre

Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

"It should have been made 40 years ago, but this biopic about the Mexican-American leader who spearheaded the fight for farmworkers’ rights couldn’t be more timely. It arrives just as the clout of unions is crumbling, and it roots itself in the dynamic nuts-and-bolts tactics of how Chavez built a movement out of people who had no power. In the title role, Michael Peña has a no-nonsense fire: He captures how Chavez borrowed from Martin Luther King Jr. but also fueled the struggle with his own improvisatory brilliance. Keeping a strike going for years, he triumphed by fusing empathy and strategy." –Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
This event is supported by The Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne County's Department of Health and Human Services and hosted by the Wayne County Executive Office.
Admission to this screening is free of charge.