Scottsdale, Ariz., May 6, 2010 â€” Following a sold-out premiere at the Harkins Valley Art Theatre in Tempe, 9500 Liberty begins its second week with the announcement that director Annabel Park will host special event screenings at the Valley Art on Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday.
The award-winning film documents a Virginia countyâ€™s short-lived policy requiring police officers to question people they deemed likely to be undocumented immigrants. It was repealed after two months of implementation due to its negative economic, social, and public safety impact.
Ms. Park is internationally known as the founder and leader of Coffee Party USA, an upstart grassroots movement that in three months has reinvigorated Americaâ€™s silent majority. Today Park is on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers about financial reform legislation. Tomorrow she will arrive in Phoenix.
â€œThere never would have been a Coffee Party if not for the lessons we learned making 9500 Liberty,â€ Park said. â€œI hope to share some of those lessons with the people of Arizona and suggest a way forward.â€
Park and Byler will be available to the media from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday May 7 outside Harkins Valley Art Theatre. Show times and tickets can be found at www.harkinstheatres.com. In addition to Ms. Parkâ€™s appearances at the Valley Art, Byler and producer Chris Rigopulos will take questions from the audience at:
Harkins Shea (Eric Byler)
Friday and Saturday: at 7:15 p.m. and 9:25 p.m.
Harkins Gateway Pavilions (Eric Byler and/or Chris Rigopulos)
Friday thru Sunday: 1:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 5:50 p.m.