UFW Flag Over Los Angeles City Hall in Support of Cesar Chavez Film
Los Angeles City Hall was draped with a large United Farm Workers flag today in an effort to bring awareness to the bioepic film, Cesar Chavez. Los Angeles City Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo whose championed bills in support of immigration reform for the state of California, presented a Certificate of Recognition to the film’s director Diego Luna and told NUVOtv:
“Today I joined Richard Montoya and Diego Luna at City Hall to demonstrate my support for his movie, Cesar Chavez. This is a story that no Hollywood director dared to take on, but one that had to be told.”
Once the tallest building in Los Angeles, the large red flag – a symbol of strength, hope and sacrifice – draped over the entire steps of city hall and was hung at the very top of the 32 storied landmark. The stunt was the brainchild of actor, producer and writer Richard Montoya, whose film Water and Power debuts May 2nd.
Check out NUVO’s SXSW exclusive with director Diego Luna on why there is an urgency to support Latino stories within cinema.
“Cesar Chavez” opens nationwide tonight, March 28th and stars Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez, Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, America Ferrera as Helen Chavez (Cesar’s wife), and John Malkovich as Peter Bogdanovitch (one of Cesar’s biggest adversaries).
— diego luna (@diegoluna_) March 28, 2014
The farmworkers union flag waves over LA for Cesar’s birthday and his film opening today Go see it. Amazing! pic.twitter.com/eauyrVouqZ
— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) March 28, 2014
— Water and Power (@WaterPowerFilm) March 28, 2014