Jose Antonio Vargas' 'Documented' to get theatrical release

Immigration documentary to open in New York and Los Angeles before CNN broadcast

Mark your calendars. The feature documentary Documented, written, directed and produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, will be released in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles this spring before its national television broadcast on CNN.

Immigration Doc 'Documented' Will Get Theatrical Release Prior to CNN Airing

The film, which chronicles Jose's experience as an undocumented immigrant and an activist for immigration reform, will be released theatrically and digitally, opening at the Village East Cinema in New York on May 2 and the Landmark Regent in Los Angeles on May 9. It will then air on CNN on June 29.

Watch the trailer:

Vargas publicly revealed his undocumented status in a New York Times Magazine piece in June 2011, thrusting him into the national conversation on immigration reform. Documented covers his roller coaster journey since then, but it's also about his efforts to reunite with his mother, whom he has not seen in over twenty years.

For more information about the film, visit the Documented website and the Define American campaign.

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