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The Infiltrators


MoMI is pleased to partner with Oscilloscope Labs to bring The Infiltrators directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing.

Use this link to view The Infiltrators from home May 1–14

Tickets: $12 ($10 for Museum members). Your ticket directly supports the Museum.

The Infiltrators

Dirs. Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra. 2019, 95 mins. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Innovative, timely, and urgent, The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants detained by the U.S. Border Patrol and then thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to address and stop deportations, they believe, is in government detention centers. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things do not go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, directors Alex Rivera (the award-winning Sleep Dealer) and Cristina Ibarra (Las Marthas) tell an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language. Winner of two prizes at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, including the Next Audience Award and the Next Innovator Prize. View trailer.

“Equal parts journalistic exposé and taut drama, and one hundred percent cinema.”—Christopher Reed, Hammer to Nail