AMERICAN APPAREL hosts FREE special outdoor screening of PULITZER PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS' "DOCUMENTED" at downtown, L.A. factory TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

"DOCUMENTED" Official Trailer:



Los Angeles, CA - Clothing company American Apparel, who has been a longtime public supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, will host a special one-night-only free outdoor screening of “Documented” written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas - a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and undocumented immigrant from the Philippines, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT in the parking lot of their downtown Los Angeles factory (747 Warehouse Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021.

It will be an outdoor screening so please dress weather appropriate. Free parking will be available but limited in gated area. Additional parking available for $5. Great American Burger Food Truck will be on site and available for purchase.

Define American, founded by Jose Antonio Vargas in 2011, is a media and culture campaign using the power of story to transcend politics and shift conversation around immigration, identity, and citizenship in America. You can learn more at www.defineamerican.com.

About “Documented”:

Vargas began working on the documentary shortly before “outing” himself as undocumented in a groundbreaking June 2011 New York Times Magazine essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.” Sent here from the Philippines at age 12 by his mother to live with his grandparents - naturalized citizens - in Mountain View, CA, Vargas found out he was undocumented when he was 16. "Documented" follows Jose as he travels around the country, speaking to people across America and sharing his personal experience in order to spark an honest dialogue about immigration and the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US today. The film also explores his relationship with his mom - whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

CNN Films acquired the North American broadcast rights to “Documented” in November 2013, before its international premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and following its world premiere at the AFI Docs festival in Washington, D.C. in June 2013. It premiered theatrically in New York City on May 2, 2014 and will open in 11 other cities (Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sonoma, Berkeley, San Diego, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Chicago and Denver) throughout May and June 2014 before its CNN broadcast premiere in Summer 2014.

"Documented" is a project of Define American, and executive producers include Sean Parker, Matthew HIltzik, Liz Simons, Scott Budnick, Janet Yang and Kevin Iwashina. "Documented" is the inaugural film by Apo Anak Productions, created by Vargas in honor of his grandparents and mother. In Tagalog, Vargas' native language, "apo" means grandchild and "anak" means "child." For more information, please visit: documentedthefilm.com.

"DOCUMENTED" opens Friday, May 11 in Los Angeles at the Landmark Regent Theatre in Westwood. Director Vargas will be at featured q/a screenings over the weekend.



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