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American Tongues

United States, 1988


The glories of American accents come alive in this hilarious film about what it means to speak the way you do.

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American Tongues Directed by Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolkerr

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  • John Matrix's rating of the film American Tongues

    Nicely done. The filmmakers capture the beatiful diversity of the USA (mostly; we see few/no Latinos, Asians, or American Indians) & showcase a wide spectrum of sociopolitical issues associated w/ regional dialects. Compelling, authentic interviews w/ regular folk comprise the bulk of AMERICAN TONGUES. These encounters launch the film beyond investigation & into a celebration of the imperfect but lyrical Average Joe.