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Diego Luna on bringing Cesar Chavez's legacy to the big screen

Diego Luna

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Actor/Director Diego Luna poses with Take Two host A Martinez.

Diego Luna

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Actor/Director Diego Luna poses in the KPCC studios.

At the end of the month, California and several other states will observe Cesar Chavez Day in honor of the labor activist's birthday.

Chavez was a towering figure in the civil rights movement as the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. His name has become a familiar fixture of the American landscape, with hundreds of streets in cities and towns across the country named for him. His name is also emblazoned on a number of grammar schools, libraries, public parks, and even a Navy cargo ship.

He hadn't gotten the Hollywood treatment, until now. On Friday, that will change with a new biopic starring Michael Pena in the title role: 


Director Diego Luna joins Take Two to talk about bringing Chavez's story to the big screen. 

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