[Watch] The Infiltrators Trailer: The Sundance winner is a docu-thriller about young immigrants
Oscilloscope Labs just released the new trailer for Sundance-winning docu-thriller “The Infiltrators.” Along with the trailer, the film has also nabbed an official release date. The production company will open in a limited release on March 27th in New York; further expanding to Lose Angeles on April 3rd.
The Infiltrators is a film that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center— on purpose. 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 stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.
The film has won hearts when it was initially screened at Sundance. Indiewire film critic Eric Kohn said that “THE INFILTRATORS manages to personalize the undocumented struggle by transforming it into an unlikely blend of activism and suspense that makes a compelling case for the abolishment of ICE.” Carlos Aguilar from The Wrap wrote, “Chronicling the audacious acts of a group of organized undocumented youth prior to the Obama-implemented, temporary relief known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), THE INFILTRATORS, from Latinx directors Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, is a vital piece of hybrid cinema that shines light into the obscure realm of privately-operated immigration detention facilities.”
Directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra the first trailer of The Infiltrators sets the mood right for a documentary-style thriller that can get the heart racing.