A Day Without a Mexican

MOLAA

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Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Category: Museums

Region: Long Beach

Political cartoons have been savaging illegal Mexican immigration since at least the early 20th century—but it's a wonder some form of entertainment didn't come along sooner to spoof this great nation's dependance on "illicit" human infiltration. Enter the 2004 film A Day Without a Mexican. Directed by Sergio Arau, this flick dares to ask the question: What would happen to WASPy Californians if Latinos were suddenly raptured? Watch the comedy unfurl as clueless privileged people try to manage mundane tasks usually handled by a crack force of illegals—who often go unnoticed by those who benefit from them the most. Stay after the film for a Q&A session with filmmakers Arau and Yareli Arizmendi.
Thu., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., 2012
 
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