1987. USA. Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker. 56 min.
Introduced by Marc Weiss, founder, POV; Followed by a discussion with Louis Alvarez and Andy Kolker
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1987. USA. Directed by Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker. Rich in humor and regional color, this 1998 classic uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes about the way other people speak. From Boston Brahmins to black Louisiana teenagers, from Texas cowboys to New York professionals, American Tongues elicits funny, perceptive, sometimes shocking, and always telling comments on American English in all its diversity. Courtesy of New America Media. (POV) 56 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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