This Taco Truck Kills Fascists


Roxie Theatre Fri, Feb 1, 2019 5:01 PM
Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 2, 2019 2:46 PM
Film Info
Director:Rodrigo Dorfman
Film Category:Documentary
Running Time:89 min
Year of Release:2018


A Revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre travels into the heart of America’s Trumplandia with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters.” Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s motto: "this machine kills fascists," This Taco Truck Kills Fascists is a film born out of the urgency of the now and our responsibility to engage and confront the birth of a new American fascism with the weaponized beauty of Art.

In 2016, artist José Torres-Tama undertook a project to repurpose a truck into a mobile stage, establishing the Taco Truck Theater and convening a group of actors, musicians, and performers to explore the immigration crisis in New Orleans. José’s company practices devised theater, drawing on their own personal experiences and research among America’s undocumented communities. Among the players are José’s two sons, to whom he acts as a tour guide to Louisiana’s hidden history of injustice and struggle. By turns playful, funky, outraged, and anguished, Jose’s approach to protest art is unapologetic. Through it all, he maintains his steadfast battle-cry: “No Guacamole for Immigrant Haters!” -JM

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