The Edison Language Academy PTA is hosting a pre-release screening of the highly-anticipated biopic, “Cesar Chavez,” directed by Diego Luna (director of “Abel,” star of “The Terminal” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien”). Tickets are $25 with proceeds going to Edison Language Academy (Santa Monica’s only public dual-immersion Spanish Language elementary school), the Santa Monica High School Spanish Language Immersion Program, the John Adams Middle School Spanish Language Immersion Program and the Santa Monica- Malibu School District Education Foundation.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Talent.
“Cesar Chavez” chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, played by actor Michael Peña. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of over 50,000 farm workers in California. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the system. The film also stars John Malkovich, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and Gabriel Mann, and was written by Keir Pearson (“Hotel Rwanda”). “Cesar Chavez” opens in theatres on March 28, 2014; view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awP3yXv-4ng