Cesar Chavez

Synopsis: Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Diego Luna
Production: Pantelion Films
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
51
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
PG-13
Year:
2014
102 min
$5,550,866
Website
719 Views


Fair ball!

(MAN ON RADIO

SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

I can't hear. Can you turn it up?

CESAR:
I think we, uh, lost the signal.

You promised me a three-bedroom house.

I said I would try, Mansi.

It was short notice.

But I gave you two months.

That's short notice!

Uncle Cesar.

- That goes in the bedroom, Chato.

- It doesn't fit.

It doesn't fit.

Hey, Cesar, we've lived in a lot worse.

We'll be fine.

Can you get the heavy stuff

in the truck please?

(SIGHS)

If you put eight kids in that one car,

you can put them in that house!

We can find a bigger one

in a couple of months.

CESAR:
And then we gotta

move all over again?

FOREMAN:
Forty-eight, forty-nine,

fifty, fifty-one,

fifty-two,

fifty-three!

That's all for today!

I hear they are looking for bodies

at the onion fields.

GILBERT:
I found the same thing in Hanford.

The workers are scared.

Then we need to hold twice as many

house meetings than we did in Selma.

(INHALES SHARPLY)

- What's the matter?

- It's my back.

(CHUCKING)

(SPEAKING SPANISH)

You can't take real work anymore.

It hurts even when I don't work.

You should take it easy.

What, and live on just

what Helen makes? No.

We are going to make the kids work

on the weekends now.

(INDISTINCT CONVERSATION)

PETRA:
but she went and told everybody

at the church,

and now everybody has...

HELEN:
Look who is here.

And very dirty.

Did you walk here from Oxnard?

Ola.

I thought maybe you weren't coming back.

- It's only been two weeks.

- It's been 18 days.

Eighteen days...

Cesar.

CESAR:
Dolores!

(GASPS)

Look at you.

You definitely got your hands dirty.

This is Angela. Say, "Hi, Cesar."

- Hey, mamita.

- (CLICKING TONGUE)

I'm gonna put her to bed.

How long are you guys visiting us?

Oh, well, word is you can't

do this without me, so...

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Keir Pearson

Keir Pearson, (born December 15, 1966) is an American Academy Award nominated screenwriter notable for the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. more…

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