9500 Liberty將於25日在休士頓首映 韓裔導演Annabel Park成長於休市將會親至現場(2010.06.23)
After a sold-out premiere and a six-week run in Phoenix, AZ, the award-winning documentary 9500 LIBERTY opens Friday in Houston at the Angelika Theater, 500 Texas St. Director Annabel Park, best known as the founder of Coffee Party USA, who grew up in Houston after immigrating here from South Korea, returns home for the Opening Night event on Friday at 7:20 PM. The movie almost gets the subtitle : "the film S.B. 1070 proponents don't want you to see".
About the film :
Arizona's infamous S.B. 1070 has been tried once before. In Prince William County, VA, a law requiring police to check the immigration status of those they had "probable cause" to suspect are undocumented immigrants went into effect in March 2008 after a 10-month culture war that included a bitterly contentious election. Despite a climate of fear and racial tension, ordinary citizens banded together to ask lawmakers to repeal of the controversial "probable cause" mandate. They succeeded with an inventive combination of Internet and grassroots advocacy, pointing to the law's unexpectedly negative economic impact, and the costly law suits that would have been a heavy burden for taxpayers. Both Arizona's S.B. 1070 and the Virginia county's short-lived "probable cause" mandate were originally drafted by the same anti-immigration lobbying firm in Washington DC.
Business leaders and law enforcement leaders in Arizona, Texas, California, and around the country have championed 9500 LIBERTY for its fact-based, even-handed account of the economic and public safety impacts of laws like S.B. 1070. Harkins Theatres, which is based in Phoenix, rushed 9500 LIBERTY into an "emergency theatrical release" when S.B. 1070 was signed in April. The film opened a week after the bill was signed, and earned more than $30,000 in box office. The success in Phoenix led to theatrical engagements around the country.
Opens Friday, June 25
Angelika Film Centre & Cafe 3:10 5:15 7:20
500 Texas Street • Houston, TX 77002 • (713) 225-1476
Director Annabel Park in person Friday, June 25 at 7:20 show
( 回首頁 Houston eWIND )