This “Film At The Fence” screening will take place in Nogales, AZ and in Nogales, Sonora, at the Border Fence just west of West St and West International St, Nogales, AZ (1000 feet west of U.S. Border checkpoint), and directly opposite the screening point where Av Alvaro Obregon ends at the fence on the Sonora side. *Please bring your own seating.*
Part of Borderland Film Festival 2017
Join us for a special outdoor screening of the acclaimed biopic, Cesar Chávez, starring Michael Peña and directed by Diego Luna, screened simultaneously on the Arizona side and the Sonora side of the Border Fence in Nogales!
“A compelling tale of activism and resolve that’s not only powerful, but timely …. director Diego Luna potently captures the spirit and legacy of Chávez.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today
Directed by Diego Luna, the award-winning drama Cesar Chávez chronicles the birth of a modern American movement led by famed civil rights leader and labor organizer, Cesar Chávez. Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Chavez (Michael Peña) embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the system. Also starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich. (Dir. by Diego Luna, 2014, USA/Mexico, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 102 mins., Rated PG-13)