Mark Kilian's Dolores
Lakeshore Records has released
Music From the Documentary
With Original Score by Mark Kilian
Dolores is the documentary of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. In the 1950's, this working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish the first farm workers unions alongside Cesar Chavez. From the tireless fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta, one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, develops a platform for feminism and gender equality. Although her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized, Huerta continues the fight to this day, at age 87.
With intimate and unprecedented access, Dolores directed by Peter Bratt, delves into the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. The film documents Huerta’s fight against economic poverty, harassment, racism, physical and even sexual abuse of the farm workers, while facing the personal attacks of her enemies and the macho temperament of her allies. Like her namesake, Dolores is a smiling steamroller of a film with a soundtrack to match.
ABOUT MARK KILIAN
South African born Mark Kilian has had a successful and eclectic film scoring career since moving to Los Angeles in 1994. He is most known for his ethnic flavored scores like the Oscar winning Tsotsi, Traitor, Rendtion, Bless Me Ultima, and Before The Rains.
Mark’s contemporary works include Revenge Of The Green Dragons (executive produced by Martin Scorsese,) John Carpenter’s The Ward, Trust Me (Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Sam Rockwell, William H Macy,) Seal Team 8 (Tom Sizemore,) and Repentance (Forest Whitaker). His TV work includes HBO’s 41, ABC’s Killer Women and Daybreak. He has also written music for many TV commercials including Apple, Toyota, Budweiser, American Express and Microsoft.
His Pitch Perfect soundtrack earned Mark a platinum album. He has 3 albums out under the name ‘The Gravy Street’ which have received airplay in Los Angeles and also 2 albums with the electronica duo ‘Ape Quartet.’
Mark most recently scored the futuristic Replicas (Keanu Reeves), the Chinese heist movie S.M.A.R.T Chase (Orlando Bloom) and the Carlos Santana produced documentary Dolores which won awards at a number of festivals.