One of the most impressive films about the immigration debate to come out this year, 9500 Liberty is hitting the West Coast with a splash. The film premiers tomorrow night, October 29, in the Bay Area at the Sundance Kabuki Theater. There’s more reason than ever to watch the film in San Francisco, according to an email forwarded by one of the screening’s main sponsors, Netroots Nation:
As the city is embroiled in a tense debate about its immigration policy, the documentary film 9500 Liberty comes to San Francisco to share one extraordinary chapter in the larger immigration debate with the Bay Area community.
And if you’re not sold on that, there’s always the added benefit of catching netroots icon Markos Moulitsas, founder of the popular political blog, Daily Kos.
With the filmmakers in attendance, the screening will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6 PM, to be followed by an introduction by Markos. Others prominent attendees include President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu; District 1 Supervisor, Eric Mar; and District 9 Supervisor, David Campos.
The documentary was recently awarded the “Indie Truth Award for Best Documentary” at the Charlotte Film Festival, and was also featured opening night at the 10th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival to a sold-out audience.