Los Angeles City Historical Society
The History Department/Los Angeles Public Library
invite you to a screening of
East LA Interchange
EAST LA INTERCHANGE (57 minutes)
East LA Interchange tells the story of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles. The documentary explores how the freeways—a symbol of Los Angeles ingrained in America’s popular imagination—impact Boyle Heights’ residents: literally, as an environmental hazard and structural blockade and figuratively, as a conversational interchange about why the future of their beloved community should matter to us all. The film asks if Boyle Heights as we know it will survive the next round of challenges from environmental pollution, industrialization, development, and gentrification.
For more information about the film, please visit www.eastlainterchangefilm.com
We will be screening the film East LA Interchange. Betsy Kalin, the producer and director of the film, will introduce the film and be part of a panel discussion and Q&A after the screening. Additional panelists are author D.J. Waldie and Priscilla Leiva, professor of Chicana/o studies at LMU. Moderating the discussion will be Tye Pemberton, writer and LACHS board member.
This program is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library as well as the Los Angeles Public Library Docents.
The screening is held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of the Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.
The library garage is located on the east side of Flower Street, just south of 5th Street. Flower Street is one-way, south. Parking is $1 after 1:00 pm with a library card.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -
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