Film & TV

Documented Gets Encore Screening in Miami as Filmmaker Vargas Faces New Immigration Issues

As news develops on the detention of immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas, the director of the award-winning documentary film Documented, Miami might soon have a second opportunity to see his film. Local immigration attorney Joseph Lackey has booked the encore screening of the film, and has positive a perspective on the undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's recent detention.

Vargas was visiting undocumented immigrant children at a shelter in McAllen, Texas, a few weeks ago when he was detained. On July 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents took him into custody at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas. Speaking via phone, Lackey says Vargas' detention could actually work out in his favor.

See also: Documented's Vargas: "Immigration Is Not About Republican or Democrat, Immigration Is About Families"

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Hans Morgenstern has contributed to Miami New Times for too many decades, but he's grown to love Miami's arts and culture scene because of it. He is the chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and most of his film criticism can be found on Independent Ethos ( if not in New Times.