A Song for Cesar

U.S., 85m, DCP

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Screened March 11–17, 2022

A Song for Cesar presents a unique view of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farmworker movement. Through interviews, performances, stunning archival footage and photographs, and a rich original soundtrack, the film tells the previously untold story of the musicians and artists — including Joan Baez, Maya Angelou, and Carlos Santana — who dedicated their time, creativity, and even reputations to peacefully advance Cesar Chavez’s movement to gain equality and justice for America’s struggling farmworkers. The documentary also explores other facets of Cesar’s life — from childhood to his final days — revelations that, until now, have not been shared on screen. Also featuring Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Luis Valdez, Dolores Huerta, and Taj Mahal, among others. (Partially subtitled.) A Juno Films release

A film by Andres Alegria Abel Sanchez

Communicates how extensive Chavez’s reach was and the pride he instilled in an entire generation… ‘Song for Cesar’ fills in a unique angle in the tapestry of Chicano history.”

Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap 

An entertaining historical narrative with a musical heartbeat.”

Ray Lobo, Film Threat

A celebration of a monumental figure in politics and culture… Brings recent history into colorful and tuneful focus.”

Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times