Migrant Solidarity is a nation-wide series of films presented by movie theaters and community centers across the U.S. as an act of cinematic solidarity with migrants. The series is presented in collaboration with The Seventh Art Stand, a national initiative promoting civil rights discussion through film.
Migrant Solidarity marks our second collaboration with The Seventh Art Stand. Previously, in April 2017, The Art Theater was one of 50 venues that partnered with organizers of an Anti-Islamophobia series to show films and host discussions that amplified the voices and stories of people affected by the Travel Ban. We are excited to collaborate with The Seventh Art Stand again this year to present Migrant Solidarity — a four-part series focused on stories of migrants in present-day U.S. as well as early 20th century. The series stands as a reaffirmation of The Art Theater’s continued commitment to provide a welcoming space for marginalized voices and stories in a time of intensifying hatred and violence towards some of the most vulnerable members of society. Films in the series screen on Tuesdays at 7pm.
The series starts on Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm with Sundance Audience Award-Winner THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY, “an engaging, respectful, and realistic account of refugee resettlement in America” (Dr. Diya Abdo). The screening will be paired with a voter registration drive immediately before showtime and after the credits. The following Tuesday, in MI VIDA DENTRO (MY LIFE INSIDE) Mexican director Lucía Gajá follows Rosa Estela Olvera — a migrant from Mexico — and asks critical questions about the roles of race and immigration status in a controversial court case against her. BISBEE ’17, a newly released documentary that focuses on issues at the intersection of immigration and labor in the American South-West in early 20th century, plays on Tuesday, October 30th. Last but not least, on Tuesday, November 6th TIME FOR ILHAN tells the story of the first Muslim Somali-American woman lawmaker in the United States who was elected a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in the November 2016 elections.
All films in the series will be followed by a post-show discussion.*
This is Home: A Refugee Story
October 16h at 7:00pm
*The screening will be preceded and followed by voter registration in the theater lobby.
THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing… READ MORE
Mi Vida Dentro (My Life Inside)
October 23rd at 7:00pm
Rosa is a Mexican woman who, in 1999, at 17 years old, migrated illegally to Austin, Texas. In January of 2003 she was arrested on suspicion of homicide and tried in August of 2005… READ MORE
October 30th at 7:00pm
BISBEE ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border… READ MORE
Time for Ilhan
November 6th at 7:00pm
Ilhan Omar, a young, hijab-wearing mother of three, takes on two formidable opponents in a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature… READ MORE
*The Art Theater’s Migrant Solidarity Series is made possible thanks to support from: