PBS Distribution announced theatrical dates have been set for Dolores.
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. The film is directed by Peter Bratt (La Mission) and Executive Produced by humanitarian and Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Santana.
The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year and continues to be a favorite on the festival circuit, garnering Audience Awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Houston Latino Film Festival and the Denver Women + Film Festival, as well as receiving the Golden Space Needle Best Documentary Award from the Seattle International Film Festival. It has also been an official selection at AFI Docs, Hot Docs, and over twenty other film festivals.
PBS acquired Dolores along with Independent Lens out of the Sundance Film Festival back in January. The film will open theatrically on the Friday of Labor Day weekend (September 1, 2017) in New York City exclusively at IFC Center, and will then expand to other markets nationwide.
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