Cesar Chavez movie

The University of Houston-Victoria has partnered with the Victoria Film Society to bring the movie “Cesar Chavez” to downtown Victoria as part of Hispanic Heritage Month

The 2014 movie, directed by Diego Luna, will show at 7 p.m. Friday, in the empty lot next to the Junior League of Victoria building, 202 N. Main St., according to a news release from the Victoria Film Society.

It is a biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez, an American labor leader and Latino-American civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

The film stars Michael Peña, America Ferrer and Rosario Dawson. It is rated PG-13. The total runtime is 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Admission is free. Games and activities will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at sunset closer to 8 p.m. Friday.

Shuttle buses will leave the university campus at 6:30 p.m. to take students downtown.

Attendees can bring a lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor event. The film will move inside the Junior League Building in the event of rain.

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