Reviews & Quotes | Adios Amor
Professor Gabriela Arredondo, Chair Latin American & Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
"It’s a terrific film. I cried through several parts - so moving, and so captures the best of what is possible in historical work."
Dr. Evelyn Encalada Grez, Simon Fraser University Labour Studies
"Adios Amor is a beautiful and moving film that returns us to forgotten herstories we need to revive in order to continue strengthening farmworker movements in North America today. We are introduced to Maria Moreno a trailblazer out in the farm fields and movement for farmworkers' rights and are left with the inspiration of her legacy and tenacity. This film is a must for Chicano/Latinx studies, Women's Studies and for critical Labour Studies that centers the voices of the most vulnerable and defiant of workers."
EMRO (Educational Media Reviews Online) | Gisèle Tanasse, University of California Berkeley
"Adios Amor is recommended as an insightful and eye-opening biographical study of an incredibly engaging woman orator-organizer, fighting for farmworkers rights. It complements documentaries focused on other labor organizers well, and lends itself to critical study, at the intersection of labor studies, women’s studies and ethnic studies. Libraries and archives in particular will find value in the narrative of Coyle’s reflective research journey."
RECOMMENDED "Laurie Coyle’s new documentary rescues an undeservedly unsung heroine of the farmworker labor movement, Maria Moreno, a Texas-born Mexican American woman who during the Great Depression was hired by the unions as the first female labor organizer in American history."
"This is a moving tribute to a remarkable, mostly forgotten woman."
Peter Bratt, Director of Dolores
"Laurie Coyle sets out to discover what happened to Maria Moreno, another powerful Chicana organizer omitted from the history books, and what unfolds is an intimate character driven film that reveals the beauty and power of family, struggle and memory."
Professor Marla Prochnow, College of the Sequoias
“How did you make me miss someone that I just met?”
KQED Arts | Sarah Hotchkiss, Senior Associate Editor
“The fruit of Coyle’s labors is an hour-long documentary that, along with Peter Bratt’s recent DOLORES proves just how many strong, outspoken women shaped California history—and how many of their stories have yet to be brought to light.”
Manuel Rosas, Bakersfield College
“Just watched it AGAIN and got choked up AGAIN... I can relate on so many levels. I will have to watch the full screening alone in my car, away from the crowds, with plenty of Kleenex.”
Eugene Rodriguez, Los Cenzontles
“My mother picked produce alongside her family as a young child. It is a tough existence. But the spirit of Maria Moreno's children shone through regardless - thanks to the spirit in which their mother lived her life. It is important that these, and so many stories of working people, continue to be told. Congratulations.”
María X. Martínez, Chicana Latina Foundation
“Time to celebrate the birth of this amazing beautiful important piece of art and history. It has been echoing in my dreams and my thoughts since I saw it last night. Thank you for your courage and your artistry.”
Linda Ronstadt, Singer
“Watching your documentary again. It’s really so good.”