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Thu, May 07


Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema

Virtual New Cinema: The Infiltrators

A documentary-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose.

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Virtual New Cinema: The Infiltrators
Virtual New Cinema: The Infiltrators

Time & Location

May 07, 2020, 7:00 PM – May 21, 2020, 11:59 PM

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema

About the event

Tickets are $12. Watch:

Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. 

The Infiltrators, from Latinx directors Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, is a vital piece of hybrid cinema that shines light into the obscure realm of privately-operated immigration detention facilities. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with scripted re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, the film tells this incredible true story using a boundary-crossing new cinematic language.


"There is an audacity, an unrestrained boldness, to both the events depicted onscreen and the way in which they are portrayed in the movie itself” -Los Angeles Times 

 “The Infiltrators manages to personalize the undocumented struggle by transforming it into an unlikely blend of activism and suspense that makes for a compelling case for the abolishment of ICE.” -IndieWire 

Our new online screenings are an effort to stay connected while social-distancing and enjoy innovative films together while we are temporarily closed. The cost of each online ticket sold will be split between the distributor and Epsilon Spires. Each rental will directly help our venue survive through these challenging times. 

 ♥ Much gratitude to the filmmakers for their partnership, and to you, our community, for your continued support ♥ 

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