East LA Interchange

Booklist Online Video Review

By Donald Liebenson, Booklist Online

*Starred Review* “What price progress? That question and others are raised in this film-festival-winning documentary…Plenty of thought-provoking material for general-interest audiences as well as urban studies, sociology, and history students.”

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On the Road to Change in Los Angeles

By Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“Like Frederick Wiseman’s “In Jackson Heights,” Betsy Kalin’s documentary “East LA Interchange,” which won the best of festival jury award this year at the Arlington International Film Festival, takes an urban neighborhood and sees it as a microcosm of social and economic change in the United States.”

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This Film Is a Fascinating History of Boyle Heights’ Cultural Mix

By Amy Nicholson – Film Review, LA Weekly

“The history of Boyle Heights is an example of the promise — and peril — of American progress. In her great new documentary East LA Interchange filmmaker Betsy Kalin whisks us through this fascinating past.”

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“East LA Interchange”: Film Review

By Ira Israel, The Huffington Post

Not just a story about one neighborhood, “East LA Interchange” is a funny, insightful and poignant documentary that will transform how you think about living in the United States today.

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‘Ellis Island of the West Coast’: Documentary Delves Into Boyle Heights’ Rich History

By Kim Baldonado, NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC

Before it was sliced up by freeways and became the home of working-class immigrant Latinos, Boyle Heights, had a rich convergence of cultures.

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East L.A. Interchange (2015) Film Review

By Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★—It’s [East LA Interchange] full of hope and joy…Boyle Heights is a fascinating place because it highlights so much of America’s potential and so many of the reasons why it has fallen short…it’s a place full of secret history.

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