Documented — Jose Antonio Vargas
PLEASE NOTE: at 6:50 pm on the day of the event any unredeemed tickets will be forfeited.
Reception from 6:00 pm
Screening and discussion from 7:00 pm
Asia Society and MTV invite you to a special screening of Documented, celebrating the launch of its New York City theatrical run.
Jose Antonio Vargas was sent from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in California when he was 12 years old. Until he applied for a driver's license at 16 — and was denied because his ID was fake — he didn't know he was undocumented. After going to college on a full scholarship and winning a Pulitzer Prize at the Washington Post, Vargas decided to share his secret, putting his career in jeopardy. In 2011, he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the The New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new film Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he has not seen in person in over 20 years.
Asia Society and MTV present a special screening and discussion with filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. The discussion will be moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski and will be followed by a question and answer session. Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, will give introductory remarks.
Documented will be at the Village East Cinema from May 2-8.
You can follow the film on Twitter via @DOCUMENTEDfilm.
For more information and to view the official trailer, visit documentedthefilm.com.
On the West Coast? Don't miss Asia Society's screening of Documented in Los Angeles! More information can be found here.