Sunday, April 14 @ 4:30pm
Followed by Q+A with Alex Rivera (Director), Mohammad Abdollahi (film subject), Viridiana Martinez (film subject), Aneesha Gandhi (Managing Attorney at National Immigrant Justice) & Aarón Siebert-Llera (Immigrant Rights Attorney at ACLU)
Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera
95 min, U.S., 2019
With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, The Infiltrators chronicles the riveting, unbelievably true story of a group of activist Dreamers who slipped undercover into ICE detention centers to stop those inside from being deported. With a formally daring mix of fiction and documentary, filmmakers Ibarra and Rivera track young Marco Saavedra as he gets himself arrested in order to save a Mexican father from getting thrown out of the country. Once inside the facility, Saavedra, along with another covert counterpart, Viridiana Martinez, expand their mission to give aid to a wide range of multinational immigrants—until ICE officials stumble onto their schemes. “Like watching a classic prison film” (The Boston Globe), The Infiltrators is a “thrill…. In gripping fashion, Ibarra and Rivera maintain an effortless balance between genre-rooted entertainment and concern for real human suffering” (The Hollywood Reporter). Winner of this year’s Sundance NEXT section Audience Award.