January 19. Cesar’s Last Fast, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema
In this film, we learn more than how Chavez used the ritual of fasting to advance la causa; the film is the first to grapple with his mixed legacy, revealing both his creativity and his desire for total control. The filmmakers include a diverse set of actors from the movement, resulting in the most complex of Chavez’ portrayals yet captured on film. Director: Richard Ray Perez.
Presented by William Luis (Spanish Department; and Director of the Latino and Latina Studies Program), in collaboration with the Latino and Latina Studies Program.