San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Melnitz Movies and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Present
An Advance Screening of CANANA Films'
Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich
March 7, 2014, at the James Bridges Theater.
Welcome Reception: 6:15-7:00 PM
Film Presentation: 7:15-9:15 PM
Panel Discussion to Follow:
“Mexican Cinema, UFW, Mexican Labor, and the Chicano/a Movement”
Diego Luna, Director
Arturo S. Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers of America
Héctor Calderón, Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
***NOTE: A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT. AS A POLICY WE OVERBOOK TO ACCOUNT FOR NO-SHOWS. PLEASE GET TO THE THEATER EARLY***
In 1962, César and Helen Chávez began organizing the farm workers in the central valley of California. The result of these early efforts eventually led to the formation of the National Farm Workers Association whose legendary strike and boycott in September 1965 under the combined leadership of Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong, who had previously organized Filipino farm workers, was the beginning of the Chicana/o Movement. Now called United Farm Workers, the union has survived its early Civil Rights era origins as one of the most enduring labor and social movements in the United States. Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez: An American Hero screening at UCLA is an occasion to reflect on film, artistic vision, human rights, and social activism.
When & Where
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● A Graduate Student-run screening series of new sneak previews, LA premieres, and cult
or classic repertory films that runs twice weekly throughout the UCLA academic year. Films are frequently accompanied by special guests, cast or crew, Q&A sessions and more.
● Funded by the Graduate Students Association and ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.