Between April and June 2013, OntheBoards.tv and Boom Arts (Portland) will expand the Pacific Northwest audience for Amarillo (film coming soon to OntheBoards.tv) by screening the filmed piece in five regional communities. Each screening will be hosted by and co-curated with a local arts partner and will include a bilingual discussion and Q&A featuring local scholars and community leaders. The piece expands our collective conversation about immigration and border issues with a poetic Mexican perspective. Teatro Línea de Sombra's Amarillo uses contemporary visual and multimedia theatre to evoke the hope and despair experienced by Mexican and Central American migrants attempting to cross the US/Mexico border.
1. Cinema Pacific Film Festival University of OregonEugene, OR April 17, 2013 at 4:00pmFeaturing a discussion with Amarillo director Jorge Vargas (via Skype from Mexico) and Lynn Stephen, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
2. Tieton Arts & Humanities Mighty Tieton WarehouseTieton, WA (Yakima Valley) May 10, 2013 at 6:30pmFeaturing a discussion with Paul Apostolidis, Professor and T. Paul Chair of Political Science at Whitman College and author, Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America About Democracy (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Followed by a reception with live music by members of the Seattle Fandango Project.
3. El Centro MilagroPortland, OR May 22, 2013 at 7:00pmPresented in conjunction with El Centro Milagro’s mainstage production, Dance for a Dollar. Featuring a discussion with Amalia Gladhart, Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon.
4. Columbia Center for the ArtsHood River, OR June 5, 2013 at 7:30pmFollowed by a discussion with community leaders.
5. Ross Ragland TheatreKlamath Falls, OR June 20, 2013 at 7:00pmFollowed by a discussion with community leaders.
Ticketing for each screening and discussion event varies; please contact venue or send inquiries to Ruth Wikler-Luker, Curator and Producer of Boom Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.