Dolores (2017)

By The Miniplex (other events)

9 Dates Through Nov 29, 2017

An acclaimed new documentary on feminist, fighter for labor justice, and coiner of the phrase "Sí, se puede!" (yes, we can!), Dolores Huerta. She bucked 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What started out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon became a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new-found feminism with racial and class justice... Not rated, 95 mins.

"A fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It’s educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring and deeply emotional." - Washington Post

"Illuminates the uncertainty of her quest: the early dawns of heading out to rally strangers and the turmoil of a life fighting against superior, institutional forces." - Hollywood Reporter

"Crams a great deal of information, themes, and diverse archival materials into a sharp, cogent whole." - Variety

"What’s clear is that after watching Dolores, this woman becomes an unforgettable figure in the annals of Mexican-American history, the workers’ rights struggles, and feminist legacies." - Austin Chronicle

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