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NewFest at The Center Presents

Southwest of Salem

August 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Deborah Esquenazi, 91 Minutes

| NewFest at The Center Presents |

Screening, Talkback and Reception with producer Sam Tabet

Documentary Grand Jury Prize, OUTFEST, Los Angeles Outstanding Documentary Jury Award, FRAMELINE, San Francisco

“Has your blood pressure been sufficiently raised by shows like MAKING A MURDERER and movies like the PARADISE LOST trilogy? Buckle up, because we’ve got another unbelievable true crime story story that will leave you equal parts fascinated and furious.” –Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR excavates the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez — four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of allegedly gang raping two little girls. This bizarre case is the first to be adjudicated under momentous new legislation: for the first time in U.S. history, innocents can challenge convictions based on debunked scientific evidence. The film also unravels the sinister interplay of mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor which led to this modern day witch hunt.

Member Tickets $5 | General Admission $15

Doors open at 6:30pm

In person: producer Sam Tabet


August 25, 2016
7:00 pm
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Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States
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