We are proud to present the Stockton Hometown Premiere of "Dolores", celebrating the empowering and inspiring life and activism of civil and labor rights leader Dolores Huerta, who always considers Stockton her home.
Directed by Peter Bratt 107 minutes
USA. 2017. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. With Dolores Huerta, Hillary Clinton, Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem
Special guests for this screening to be announced.
"Exuberantly inspiring… makes you want to march and dance.”
--David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle
History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful women advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are – sidelined and diminished. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her relentless work ethic was constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior—she married three times and raised 11 children – pushed Dolores out of the very union she helped create. Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges an incomplete history. Through beautifully woven archival footage and interviews from contemporaries and from Dolores herself, now an octogenarian, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.
- 2017 Sundance Film Festival, US Documentary Competition
2017 San Francisco International Film Festival, Audience Award
- 2017 AFI Docs
- 2017 HotDocs, Canada
- 2017 Seattle International Film Festival
About the Film's Director
Peter Bratt is an award winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose first feature Follow Me Home premiered in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Feature Film Audience Award that same year at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2009, he and his brother Benjamin produced, La Mission, a feature film shot on location in their hometown of San Francisco. La Mission, which Peter wrote and directed,premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, the 2009 New York International Latino Film Festival, and the 2009 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. For his work on La Mission, Peter received the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s award and was one of 10 American independent filmmakers selected by Sundance and the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities to launch Sundance Film Forward – a program that uses film and conversation to excite and introduce a new generation to the power of story. Peter is currently the co-writer and director of Dolores, a feature documentary about the life of controversial activist, Dolores Huerta -- a film he is co-producing with Brian Benson and Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana. Peter is also a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a long time consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population.