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Border Documentary at the Loft (starts 9/10)

Acclaimed border documentary to have Tucson premiere at The Loft Cinema with filmmakers in person!

Missing in Brooks County

Opening night event with co-director/producer Lisa Molomot, editor/producer Jacob Bricca,and local immigration policy experts! Friday, September 10 at 7:30pm.

Regular engagement starts Friday, September 10

Visit loftcinema.orgfor details and to purchase tickets

The acclaimed new documentary Missing in Brooks County, a gripping examination of the human costs of U.S.-Mexico border immigration policies, will have its Tucson theatrical premiere at The Loft Cinema when it opens for a regular engagement on Friday, September 10.   

On opening night, Friday, September 10 at 7:30m, Tucson-based co-director/producer Lisa Molomot and editor/producer Jacob Bricca will appear at a post-film Q&A, along with a panel of distinguished local immigration policy scholars and experts.     

This special opening night event is presented by DocScapes Film & Workshop Series, in partnership with the UA School of Sociology, the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, the Binational Migration Institute, the Hanson FilmTV Institute and the UA College of Fine Arts.  

Missing in Brooks County, co-directed by Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemis, and winner of Best Documentary Feature awards at numerous film festivals including Ashland Independent and Hot Springs, follows the stories of two families searching for their loved ones who went missing in the fields of Brooks County, Texas after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. On their search they meet vigilante ranchers, human smugglers, humanitarian activists, and Border Patrol agents, all of whom are locked in a proxy version of the national immigration debate. They also discover a sobering truth: the deadliest part of the journey was far from the border. The film is a gripping investigative documentary that also serves as a deeply humane portrait of the human rights workers, activists, and law enforcement agents who confront the life-and-death consequences of a broken immigration system. 

Co-director/producer Lisa Molomot, a graduate of the American Film Institute, is a documentary producer, director and editor whose work has aired on PBS’ Independent Lens, Discovery Channel, A&E, and ESPN, and has been seen at film festivals all over the U.S., including Sundance, SXSW, New Directors/New Films and DOC NYC.  She has directed and edited documentaries about the American Southwest in recent years including Precious KnowledgeThe Cleaners, and Soledad.  She has also served as an adjunct professor in the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television, James E. Rogers College of Law and Human Rights Practice Graduate Program.

Editor/producer Jacob Briccais an award-winning documentary editor who has worked on over a dozen features, including Lost in La Mancha (IFC Films) and the 2016 Sundance award winner, The Bad Kids, now streaming on Netflix. He last worked with Lisa Molomot on her feature The Hill, which was broadcast on PBS. A member of the American Cinema Editors, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film & Television.

9/3/21

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