Friday, November 18, 2011

Laredoans Speak

I really don't know what to make of this.
In Victor A. Martinez and Ryan Schafer's naive, amateurish documentary, Laredoans (people from Laredo) indeed speak their minds, or at least a few of them do. Some six or seven men (women conspicuously absent), including a mayor, an immigration lawyer, a congressman and a "coyote," offer views on immigration. Unfortunately, they all say the same thing -- and it's nothing new, affecting or articulate. Pic bows Nov. 18 at Gotham's Quad Cinema before moving to the dustbin.

If I want to hear people make a case for immigration, I wouldn't go to politicians for their opinion.  I say that not only because I know what they are going to say, but because they're not the most creative in articulating the pros of immigration.

At any rate, this documentary is being scrapped left and right, it seems.  It begs a viewing, if only out of curiosity. 

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