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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Documentary examining the effects of Anti-immigrant Laws comes to Oregon

"9500 Liberty" set to screen in Portland, Salem and Eugene this week

This week, the documentary "9500 Liberty" will arrive in Oregon. The film examines what happens to a community in the State of Virginia when an anti-immigrant law is passed. The law mirrors the same type of legislation passed in Arizona recently and what many other states are threatening to pass in their legislatures.

Read the write-up from the Salem Statesman Journal: Filmmakers focus on effects of immigration laws

Here is the synopsis, trailer and dates it will show in Portland, Salem and Eugene:


"Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect is an undocumented immigrant.

9500 Liberty reveals the startling vulnerability of a local government, targeted by national anti-immigration networks using the Internet to frighten and intimidate lawmakers and citizens. Alarmed by a climate of fear and racial division, residents form a resistance using YouTube videos and virtual townhalls, setting up a real-life showdown in the seat of county government.

The devastating social and economic impact of the "Immigration Resolution" is felt in the lives of real people in homes and in local businesses. But the ferocious fight to adopt and then reverse this policy unfolds inside government chambers, on the streets, and on the Internet. 9500 Liberty provides a front row seat to all three battlegrounds."

See the trailer below, or link here to watch it:

Dates and Locations that "9500 Liberty" will screen in Oregon:

Salem, OR
Oregon Theatrical Premiere!
Friday, July 16
High Street Cinema
445 High Street SE
Salem, OR
(503) 378-7676
Fri. 7/16 7:00
Sat. 7/17 1:00 4:00 7:00
Sun. 7/18 4:30 6:30
Mon. 7/19 – Thu. 7/22 6:30
Director Eric Byler in person with community discussion after all Sat. 7/17 screenings.

Portland, OR
Oregon Theatrical Premiere!
Friday, July 16
Cinema 21
616 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR
(503) 223-4515
Fri. 7/16 7:00 with Director Eric Byler in person for opening night Q&A following screening
Sat. 7/17 - Sun. 7/18 1:00 6:00
Mon. 7/19 - Thurs. 7/22 6:00

Eugene, OR
Oregon Theatrical Premiere!
Friday, July 16
Bijou Art Cinemas
492 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 686-2458
Friday 7/16 5:00
Saturday 7/17 5:00
Sunday 7/18 1:00pm and 3:00pm with Director Eric Byler in person for Sunday.
Monday 7/19 - Thursday 7/22 5:00 pm


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