By Carolyn Classen, blogger
AT THE READY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 7PM | GENERAL ADMISSION $25 • LOFT CINEMA MEMBERS $20 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING
This screening will take place at our Open Air Cinema, outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking).
“Ten miles from the Mexican border, students at Horizon High School in El Paso, Texas, are enrolling in law enforcement classes and joining a unique after-school activity: the criminal justice club. Through mock-ups of drug raids and active-shooter takedowns, they inch closer to their desired careers in border patrol, policing, and customs enforcement. We follow Mexican American students Kassy and Cesar and recent graduate Cristina as they navigate the complications inherent in their chosen path and discover their choices may clash with the values and people they hold closest.
Through intimate access and a clear-sighted lens, director Maisie Crow takes us inside one of the largest policing education programs in the region, offering a rare portrait of Latinx adolescents grappling with their place within their communities. Unafraid of confronting the difficult questions that lurk at the intersection of identity, immigration, and personal politics, At the Ready asks: What is the price of pursuing dreams that have very real ramifications? (Director: Maisie Crow, Producers: Hillary Pierce, Maisie Crow, Abbie Perrault)
MEET THE ARTIST: MAISE CROW
Maisie Crow is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photojournalist based in Marfa, Texas. She is the editor-in-chief of the Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International newspapers in far west Texas on the U.S./Mexico border. In 2018, her documentary Jackson received a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary. The film had its world premiere on Showtime and won 15 film festival awards for best documentary and audience favorite.”