Party Diary: Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera at Cesar Chavez premiere

 

The stars and director of the upcoming biopic “Cesar Chavez” walked the Newseum’s red carpet on Tuesday night at a screening of the movie sponsored by Voto Latino.

Not a bad way to warm up for Wednesday’s White House viewing of the flick.

Director Diego Luna took a little direction himself from the photographers lining the red carpet as he took questions about Chavez — and raved about his leading ladies’ activism and acting.

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Rosario Dawson, who plays labor leader Dolores Huerta, wore a sparkly Antonio Berardi dress with a dramatic wide waistband, joking that she had rehearsed the designer’s name, afraid she was going to say “Bacardi.”

And of course it wouldn’t be a Washington premiere if you didn’t have a congressional cameo. Rep. Xavier Becerra did the honors:

Other attendees included Sean Franklin of DC United, former LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, MSNBC host Karen Finney, and American Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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