It has been said that good fences make good neighbors, but in Joel Tauber’s Border-Ball film, which will drop on October 17, the idea is tested in an unusual way.
By Garrett Rowlan
Border-Ball is a road movie without a road. It is the filmed documentation of Joel Tauber’s 40-times repeated, 7-mile trek from the Otay Mesa Port of US Entry and the Otay Mesa Detention Center. Along the way, Tauber in his baseball uniform played catch with whoever wanted to play catch and had conversations with a wide range of people. He found a “common language” that transcends, at least metaphorically, the wall between the United States and Mexico.
The film’s 2-day premiere will be available to be viewed on Oct. 17 and 18 only at artcenter.edu/dtla.
Online Exhibition 10/17/20 – 1/16/2020 On-site Exhibition In Fall 2021.
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