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Dolores - Documentary Screening - South Dakota Premiere!

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Club David

214 W 10th St

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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Join Indievents and Club David, Wednesday, October 4, for the South Dakota Premiere of DOLORES.

DOLORES is a feature length documentary about labor leader Dolores Huerta. Carlos Santana was the executive producer of the film which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20 to a crowded theater full of cheers. Ironically, it was the same day Donald Trump was elected president. The film later won the Best Documentary Audience Award at The San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival.

History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are –largely overlooked. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own relentless work ethic was constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior from a woman who married three times and raised 11 children, didn’t dampen her passion or deter her from her personal mission. She remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 87.

Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Dolores and her contemporaries, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.

Here are some press quotes about the film:

“exuberantly inspiring… makes you want to march and dance.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“a documentary of exceptional storytelling power.” — CineSource

“energetic, engaging” – Variety

You can watch a trailer for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unzr9kiFScQ

The screening will be at 7 PM and 9:30 pm at Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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