100 Ways to Cross the Border

Guillermo Gómez-Peña Amber Bemak
Presented in partnership with Co-Lab Projects + Museum of Human Achievement

A self-reflexive “performative documentary” on the extraordinary “Post Mexican/Chicanx” performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s 40-year career of radical artistic practice alongside his international troupe La Pocha Nostra. At a time when the mainstream media is filled with demonizing stories about the US–Mexico border, the film presents the philosophical frameworks of an artist with a sustained dedication to highly impactful, innovative artistic interventions on that border, and presents a unique portrait of his beloved troupe LPN on the road for 3 years. Featuring exclusive footage from his personal archive, Gómez-Peña enacts his artistic interventions by reclaiming and “queering the border” as a laboratory for utopian ideas and artistic experimentation.

Length: 84 min

Director: Amber Bemak

Writers: Guillermo Gómez Peña and Amber Bemak

Producers: Amber Bemak, Nadia Granados, Andrew Houchens

Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger

Subtitles in English and Spanish *film is accessible to both English and Spanish speakers

This project is supported in part by grants from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and H-E-B.

100 Ways to Cross the Border

The Museum of Human Achievement Wheelchair Accessible
916 Springdale Rd Austin, TX 78702

  • April 14, 2024 4:00 pm
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