9500 Liberty
9500 Liberty (2010)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2011
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

9500 Liberty is not just about the clash of immigrant Hispanics and white nativists, but about what happens when a community's civic machinery is hijacked by ideologues and extremists -- and what exactly it takes for the silent center to push back.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie is such a polemic in favor of open immigration and such an attempt to demonize (through strategic cutting) the anti-immigration forces that it plays more like a propaganda piece.

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Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

Notwithstanding that it's an anti-hate advocacy piece, this YouTube-spawned documentary gives plenty of voice to the depraved foot soldiers and their opportunistic enablers. It just so happens that they look like race-baiting rednecks ...

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.

Desson Thomson

Most of us are good people when we're sitting around the dinner table. What happens to us as soon as we step up to the public podium?

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

This homespun documentary offers an insightful look into one of the earliest eruptions of local acrimony over the issue of illegal immigration.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Park and Byler began as objective documentarians who found this story being pressed upon them. They become advocates and are clear about that.

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Dennis Harvey

This engrossing documentary traces ugly repercussions in northern Virginia when a resolution is passed requiring cops to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect of being an illegal alien, a la Arizona's subsequent hot-button law.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The movie allows all sides in the issues debated to state their cases, using their own words. If anyone is seen in a negative light, it's only because their words and actions condemn them.

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