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East LA Interchange

Directed by Betsy Kalin

Documentary Feature
USA | 57 minutes | 2015

East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights and how one neighborhood managed to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation. The film explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all.

East LA Interchange

East LA Interchange - Betsy KalinBetsy Kalin
Director, Producer

 In 1997, Betsy Kalin formed Itchy Bee Productions, a full service production and distribution company specializing in high-quality films that entertain, educate and inspire. 

She received a BA in Women’s Studies from Columbia University and an MFA from the University of Miami.

Her film “Roof” premiered at New York City’s MoMA for New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation. In 2004, her documentary, “Hearts Cracked Open,” premiered at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival and has gone on to win several awards. In 2010 she made “Chained!,” a short documentary that screened in festivals around the world, and in 2013 produced the award-winning film “Click.”


Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary
Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

Best Feature Film
New Urbanism Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary
Highland Park Independent Film Festival

Award of Excellence for Documentary Feature
IndieFEST Film Awards

Film Information

Directors: Betsy Kalin
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 57 min


Studio / Production Company: Bluewater Media, Inc.
Executive Producers: Betsy Kalin, Eric Waterman
Producers: Vanessa Luna Bishop, Christine Louise Mills, Gretchen Warthen
Animation: Michael Robinson
Cinematographer/DP: Gretchen Warthen
Editor: Christine Louise Mills
Original Music/Composer: Michael Feldman
Original Song: Raul Pacheco
Principal Cast:, Danny Trejo, Father Greg Boyle, Josefina Lopez, Momo Yashima, Xavi Moreno

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival