Please join us in welcoming Dolores Huerta to The Frida Cinema!
On Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome one of the most important civil rights activists in American history, Dolores Huerta, to discuss her the new documentary about her life and work, Dolores. Tickets to this screening are now available by clicking here!
Director Peter Bratt’s Dolores is an insightful and lively monument to the life of Dolores Huerta, a name that has been celebrated for decades among those who are familiar with her groundbreaking contributions to human rights, yet sadly unrecognized at large. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union – National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW) – with Cesar Chavez, Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, Dolores reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change – and at 87 years old, she still commits herself to this mission today.
Bratt’s documentary finally shines an overdue and worthy light on one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, a champion who embodied the iconic motto she coined,“Sí se puede,” by soldering on despite twenty-two arrests and a notorious and brutal 1988 attack by San Francisco police officers that led to the emergency removal of her spleen and several broken ribs. Today, among the various boards she serves on, Huerta is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which she founded in 2002, a 501(c)(3) “community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy in the following priority areas: health & environment, education & youth development, and economic development.” In 2012 Dolores Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
To ensure as many people experience this powerful and inspiring journey through the life of a true revolutionary voice in the continued fight for the rights of workers, women, and immigrants, we will be also be offering daily screenings of Dolores from Friday, November 3rd through Thursday, November 9th – showtimes available below, and tickets for all screenings are available by clicking here.
WINNER—Audience Award, Best Documentary—San Francisco Intl. Film Festival
WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—Montclair Film Festival
WINNER—Best Documentary—Seattle International Film Festival
WINNER—Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary – Critics Choice Documentary Awards
Official Selection—US Documentary Competition—Sundance Film Festival 2017
Official Selection—AFI Docs
Full Roster of Showtimes
Friday, November 3 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4 – 5:30pm, followed by a Discussion with Dolores Huerta
Sunday, November 5 – 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Monday, November 6 – 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 7 – 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 8 – 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Thursday, November 9 – 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tickets for all screenings are available by clicking here.