Dolores

USA 1hr 35min  Doc/History  N

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

exuberantly inspiring… makes you want to march and dance.” — David Talbot, SF Chronicle

Q/A with Laurie de Leon, daughter of Dolores Huerta after each screening.

Tickets available now at Plaza Cinemas 14 box office or movietickets.com

The Midwife

France  1 hr 57 mins Drama NR

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost.

 

The Teacher

Slovakia Comedy/Drama 1hr 42 min NR

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils’ grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents’ meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party,

Film Sponsor:  Toni David and Judith Greenslate

 

On October 20, 2017 the Oxnard Film Society, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, will be opening an exhibition entitled, We Remember – Ventura County to Vietnam and Back in downtown Oxnard.  This multimedia exhibit tells the story of local Ventura County Vietnam Veterans experiences in the Vietnam War through photos and text, video interviews and documentaries.  The presentation also includes a brief history of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh, an overview of U.S. foreign diplomacy from FDR to Nixon, the Draft, the Tet Offensive, Anti-War Movement and concludes with a Memorial Wall.

The mission of the exhibit is to thank local Vietnam Veterans for their service, to honor the veterans who died in the war and to provide a better understanding of the Vietnam War to students in high school and college and to the community of Oxnard and Ventura County.

327 West 5th Street, Oxnard CA  93030 (Former Social Security Building)

 

The Oxnard Film Society is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization (ID#90-1005207) which is currently seeking donations for their We Remember Exhibition.   
Thank you for your participation.

A list of sponsors and donors will be posted on our website and at the event.
The City of Oxnard
Clinicas del Real Camino
First American Title
Carl Thelander
Anita & Toby Campion