Just as U.S. District Judge, Susan Bolton put on hold many of the controversial provisions to the Arizona immigration law, which is to take effect at midnight July 29th, the new film, “Ilegales” opens today at The New York Latino International Film Festival. The timing could not be more appropriate for this film which takes a deeper look into the lives and stories of people seeking a better life and the unique hardships they encounter. From the bureaucratic red tape of one woman’s plight to seek immigration on good terms to the American business owners who rely on the labor of immigrants, the thorough landscape of the film will open most people’s eyes and fuel further discussions to this hot debate.
Listen below to Producer Jake Pokluda talk about the making of the film:
Actress Shirley Rumierk who plays Maribel Chacon talks about the film, her character and the importance of the film:
Actor, Luis Bordonada who plays, Ariel Vargas talks about his character and how he immigrated to the U.S. when he was only 9 years old:
The film plays at the New York Latino International Film Festival Thursday July 29th at 8:00 PM SVA: Visual Arts Theater: 333 W. 23rd Street between 8th and 9th avenues. Tickets Here!
Keep up with the film’s website for future openings and a wide distribution deal: www.ilegalesthemovie.com