The official trailer for Diego Luna’s Cesar Chavez is now online. Even for those who don’t know the story of the Civil Rights activist and labor organizer, this trailer does a wonderful job at setting up the events of the biopic. Starring Michael Peña (End of Watch) in the title role, Cesar Chavez takes a look at the man’s life from laborer to leader, and the non-violent demonstrations he championed.
Also starring America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich, Cesar Chavez opens in theaters March 28th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Here’s the official trailer for Cesar Chavez (via Yahoo!):
In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2).
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.