Q: What do Angela Davis, Luis Valdez and Gloria Steinem have in common? A: They all appear in the movie “Dolores”, about labor organizer and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta. While surfing the interwebs today I came across a Democracy Now! segment that featured Amy Goodman interviewing Dolores about the current DACA situation. In the course of the interview Amy mentioned that there’s a new film out about her and that piqued my curiosity. With a little more research I discovered that “Dolores” is a Carlos Santana production written, directed and produced by Peter Bratt and it’s just been released!
The film’s website shows that Dolores Huerta will be appearing in person at the Ken Cinema on Friday, September 22th for a Q&A at 4:45 pm and for the screening at 7:10 pm. Other members of the Huerta family, including Maria Elena Chavez and Rick Chavez, will be attending in person on Saturday, September 23rd for the 7:10 screening.
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