BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It was a star-studded red carpet event here in Bakersfield as hundreds came out to celebrate the first major motion picture based on the life of iconic activist Cesar Chavez.
"Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" hit theaters on Friday, and the film is particularly special to Kern County, because it was here where the famous leader took to the streets in protest for farm worker's rights.
To celebrate, many people came out to see a special screening of the film, including family members of Cesar Chavez as well as relatives of the people that stood by him throughout the movement.
"There's a lot of things that we don't show in the movie," said Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Foundation. "This at least gives us an opening for people to learn more about him." Huerta said.
While the film might not show everything that happened, it does include key events of Chavez's life.
According to Variety magazine, the film is expected to bring in over $4 million in its opening weekend.
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