‘The Infiltrators,’ award-winning thriller, to be shown Friday night

An award-winning thriller, “The Infiltrators,” will be shown on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind the Elliott House next to the UWAC. Admission is free. Popcorn and concessions will be available.  

“The Infiltrators” tells the true story of young immigrants who are arrested by the Border Patrol and placed in a shadowy, for-profit detention center. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical Dreamers on a mission to stop deportations. The best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. When Marco and Viri try to pull off their heist — a kind of “prison break” in reverse — things don’t go according to plan. 

The film is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research and the Center for Women in Church and Society. Masks and social distancing are required. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring blankets or folding chairs. Mosquito repellent is suggested.