On Wednesday, President Barack Obama hosted a private screening at the White House of Cesar Chavez, the new biopic directed by Diego Luna. Starring Michael Peña as the iconic labor leader, Cesar Chavez, and Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, the film chronicles the birth of a movement to fight for a living wage for America’s farm workers.
Diego has been tirelessly promoting this movie. He spent a whirlwind few days at SXSW and it paid off, Cesar Chavez won the Audience Award following its U.S. premiere at the fest. His most recent stop was at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to share the film with the Prez himself.
When Obama spoke before the screening of Cesar Chavez he admitted that he loves Y tu mama tambien, the Mexican film that turned Diego into an international star, but that it’s NSFW (Not Safe For White House).
— Miriam Pawel (@miriampawel) March 19, 2014
Makes me wonder, what other Latino films might President Obama be a fan of? Maybe if we all tweet him, he’ll answer.
Cesar Chavez opens in theaters across the country on March 28th, 2014.