9500 liberty screenings in los angeles, august 15-16

Okay, if you're in Los Angeles, here's your chance to check out some screenings of Eric Byler and Annabel Park's amazing documentary 9500 Liberty, which examines the ugly repercussions of one Virginia county's extreme, discriminatory SB 1070-like law. Consider it a prequel to what's going on right now in Arizona. Take a look at the trailer:

Man, I get a little infuriated every time I watch that trailer. There will be screenings this Sunday August 15 and Monday, August 16 at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. Here are some more details:
9500 LiBERTY
with spanish Subtitles

Sunday, August 15 at 7:30pm
Monday, August 16 at 7:30pm
*Q&A with producer, cinematographer Jeff Man

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
$10 advance tickets
(213) 617-1033

With the most controversial aspects of Arizona's SB1070 blocked by a federal court, Prince William County, Virginia remains the only jurisdiction in the United States to implement a law requiring police to check the immigration status of people they suspect are undocumented. The award-winning documentary 9500 LIBERTY — screening Sunday and Monday evenings at the Downtown Independent theater — reveals how this became law, and why it was repealed after only two months of implementation.

Cinematographer and co-producer Jeff Man will answer questions after both the Sunday and Monday screenings. 9500 LIBERTY is directed by Coffee Party founders Annabel Park and Eric Byler. Byler, previously known for the romantic drama Charlotte Sometimes, said his latest film and the Coffee Party movement both promote "civil, fact-based, and solutions-oriented dialogue as the best way to approach divisive issues like immigration."

Film critic Roger Ebert recently praised 9500 LIBERTY warning Arizonans of the potential impact of the controversial immigration law. Law enforcement leaders around the country have pointed to the film as an effective survey of the public safety impacts of laws like SB1070. 9500 LIBERTY was recently presented at the Police Executives Research Forum convention in Philadelphia, PA, and at the Major County Sheriffs' Association convention in Anaheim, CA.

Harkins Theatres, which is based in Scottsdale, AZ, rushed 9500 LIBERTY into an "emergency theatrical release" when SB 1070 was signed in April. The film earned more than $30,000 in box office, leading to theatrical engagements around the country.
Check out film critic Roger Ebert's recent review. Given all the crazy s#%t that's going down in Arizona and other parts of the country, I think 9500 Liberty is just about the most important film you could watch right now. For more information about the film, including future screenings, go to the 9500 Liberty website here.

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