Many thanks to the Cambio International Film Festival for screening the Border-Ball movie last week and for awarding the film Best Experimental Documentary.
The Border-Ball movie is screening January 15-16 on the ArtCenter DTLA website. Watch the film and see the virtual show at: http://www.artcenter.edu/about/exhibitions/border-ball.html
The film chronicles my 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. – Mexico border and shares stories of people I meet along the way. Featuring interviews by Humberto Velázquez Villalvazo, Estella Vargas, Uriel Vicona Guzman, Maggie Gonzalez, and Alam Martinez.
Alam Martinez: “El centro de detención de Otay Mesa… no es un lugar grato pa’ver a mi hermano… Hemos crecido juntos en toda la vida y la verdad lo extraño mucho… Me duele mi corazón.” “The Otay Mesa Detention Center… is not an enjoyable place to see my brother… We’ve grown up together our entire lives and I really miss him… My heart aches.”
Many thanks to the Pure Magic International Film Festival for awarding Border-Ball “Best Experimental Short”!
The Border-Ball movie is screening
On the Big Apple Film Festival website.
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The first phase of the ArtCenter exhibition of Border-Ball continues as a virtual show on the ArtCenter website through January 16, 2021. See the virtual show at: http://www.artcenter.edu/about/exhibitions/border-ball.html
It was a joy talking with Christina Valentine, program director of ArtCenter DTLA, about Border-Ball. The virtual show of the project continues on the ArtCenter website through January 16. And the physical installation will be exhibited at ArtCenter DTLA from November 4, 2021 – January 22, 2022.
It was also wonderful to talk with Lawren Desai, executive director and curator of a/perture cinema, about Border-Ball. The movie screens on the a/perture cinema website through November 5. And our conversation can be seen here.