Dolores (Free sneak peek w/ Dolores Huerta and director Peter Bratt in person!)

#1 - United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in Coachella, CA 1969. © 1976 George Ballis - Take Stock - The Image Works
8/22/2017 - 7:30PM

Followed by a Q&A with Dolores Huerta & Peter Bratt! Post reception on the patio with a DJ set by Sesamie (KXLU)!

History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were and still are largely overlooked. She remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 87. Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Dolores and her contemporaries (including Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, and many more), the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.

Dir. Peter Bratt, 2017, DCP, 95 min.

Opens exclusively at the Landmark Nuart on September 8. Special appearances opening weekend.

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The Untamed

7/27/2017 - 7:30PM

Cinefamilia opening night party!

With a DJ set by the Chulita Vinyl Club

Take a healthy dose of sexually charged interpersonal drama, mix in some Lovecraft by way of Zulawski’s Possession and stew in a broth of Mexican mysticism and you have Amat Escalante’s The Untamed. Following up his critical darling Heli, Escalante, a supernova among Mexico City’s new wave of rising star directors, has a flawless sense of tone, deftly balancing the light and dark of his character’s explosive personal lives with shocking cosmic weirdness, body horror, and graphic sex. In exploring the interplay between machismo, homophobia and closeted homosexuality, as framed in Latin culture, the film becomes both a literal and metaphorical monster movie, its tentacled, pleasure-offering creature a corporeal manifestation of the characters’ tortured quest for satisfaction of both body and spirit. More than mere provocation, Escalante’s vision is every bit as honest as it is horrifying and beautiful, a bold cinematic voice that is sure to find an international audience.

Dir. Amat Escalante, 2016, DCP, 100 min.

Watch the trailer!