RNFF Cultural Screening Series Partners with National Association Latino Independent Producers Presents
“ Cesar’s Last Fast”
Sunday, November 9 | Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 7:00pm
Hosted by Association Latino Independent Producers
Director: Richard Ray Perez, Lorena Parlee
Producers: Richard Ray Perez, Molly O’Brien
Documentary Feature | USA | 96 mins.
Cesar’s Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film’s dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America’s most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles on fronting today’s farm workers.
Q & A with director Richard Ray Perez, NALIP Executive, Joanelle Romero (founder Red Nation Film Festival)
Event Title: Documentary Feature
Event Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Event Producer: Red Nation Films
Event Location: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Laemmle ‘Music Hall” Theatre.
Event Times: 6:00 Red is Green Carpet arrivals; 7:00 Screening; Q & A Session to follow.
Cost: $10. per person
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