The American Tapes

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

What happens when Mexican “illegal aliens,” hounded by the immigration authorities and vilified in the media, are suddenly transformed into U.S. citizens?  That is what happened to artist/filmmaker Louis Hock’s North County neighbors when Congress passed immigration reform laws in 1986 granting them amnesty. Almost thirty years later, his video The American Tapes examines the changed lives of the four families who lived with Hock in a southern California apartment cluster from 1978 to 1984. This year Congress again considers amnesty for the undocumented in the U.S.: what does it really look like?

Join us for the West Coast premiere screening of The American Tapes at Sherwood Auditorium. Grab a beer and food during a screening break from 7–8 PM.

This program is free for Members; $5 non-members.