36th Annual CineFestival Opens with Cesar’s Last Fast

Cesar E. Chavez is one of the most important figures in Mexican-Americian American history and is recognized as the most important leader of the Latino people in the United States. His belief in non-violence protest led to fasting as a form of protest for the rights of farm workers and the nation's poor. Cesar's Last Fast is the story of Chavez's last protest of his life – a 36-day water-only hunger strike. 

Using never-seen-before archival footage detailing an insider’s view of Cesar’s fast, directors Richard Perez and Lorena Parlee combine the powerful footage with interviews and historical photographs to tell the life story of the famed UFW co-founder, and his importance to American history. Featuring you-are-their first-person testimonies by UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta, writer/director Luis Valdez, Martin Sheen and many others.*

I remember first hearing about this documentary last year in the Twitterverse. Today, I'm excited that it is the opening film at the CineFestival in San Antonio. The showing begins at 7pm with a Q & A panel with Director Richard Ray Perez after the film.

Tickets are available online: http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/cinefestival-tickets/ 

Tickets by PHONE: 210-271-3151 Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets IN PERSON: At the Museo Guadalupe 723 S. Brazos San Antonio, TX 78207 Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Complete 2014 CineFestival Schedule

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*http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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