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Dolores Reviews

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May 1, 2018
incredible work that should be celebrated but let down by noticeably flawed sound mixing.
November 11, 2017
Good story. Informative.
November 4, 2017
Excellent documentary of a determined, brave woman. Something always has to suffer in spite of the huge difference she made for the farm workers. I think her priorities as a mother of eleven children were a bit screwed up!
½ October 20, 2017
Brought many memories ... and great insight to relationship between César Chavez and Dolores. Eye Opener: "Yes, We CAN" ... "Sí, se Puede"... was first introduced to the UFW by Dolores and not César Chavez.
October 8, 2017
The footage and commentary, done in familiar documentary style story telling were nonetheless expertly blended. Very moving, inspiring and informative movie. ¡Sí, se puede! President Obama first claimed it was Cesar Chavez', but it was Dolores Clara Fernandez Huenta's rallying call for the UFW, which he publicly corrected when he was giving her the Medal of Freedom. She has got to be one of the most unsung heroes of modern social environmental activism. The fact that she was voted out of so many history curricula around the country is a sad testimony to the grip sexism and racism still has on our culture. Fortunately, her story will continue to be told, despite this fearful censorship by the white, post colonial, patriarchal establishment. They have good reason you fear her. Their paradigm is collapsing around them thanks to the dedication and sacrifice of this heroin.
½ October 6, 2017
Not a quality film. Boring and just plain bad.
September 30, 2017
A very inspirational and well-paced film about an American icon who is still out there fighting the good fight. It is chock full of historical footage and interviews in a tight little package, so it's both a well-needed history lesson and good entertainment.

I think the only fault is that the film didn't really delve into Dolores' life too deeply aside from her status as a union and feminist pioneer - e.g, what was it like living as the farm workers did, what was her day-to-day parental role (aside from being pretty hands-off in general), and what was her take on her romantic relationships that produced 11 children? A more well-rounded portrait could have been fleshed out, but it's still a very good film.

On a side note: it was a real treat to have Dolores herself do a Q&A at the movie theater afterward...and she and her people came in and dined where we ate. She is still a remarkably active, spirited and inspirational soul who is a true American treasure!
September 30, 2017
Super Mujer. Timely. Mujerista Movie-making. Mujerista
Movie-miento. ¡Que Viva Dolores Huerta y familia! ¡Que Viva Dolores Huerta Foundation! ¡Sí Se Puede!
September 17, 2017
It can be difficult for a documentary to have the emotional storytelling of other studio driven movies like Milk, Silkwood, Norma Jean. The movie Dolores avoids this with the pacing the music and the naked telling of her story and the shameful history of both America and California. This really is a must see movie because the narrative of the 60's is back.
September 4, 2017
Great - a miss see!!!
July 7, 2017
This film is a must see if you are interested in historical accuracy. We all know who Cesar Chavez was and what the male part of the farm workers did, but to write out the female role in this movement was a travesty. Dolores should be required viewing for anyone who desires to become a change agent in the community.
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