Please join us for a light bagel breakfast followed by a viewing of the film "Deputized" and a panel discussion including Susan Hagedorn, director and producer of the film; Hendel Leiva of Long Island Wins; and Rabbi Steven Moss, chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, the Suffolk County Clergy Anti-Bias Task Force, and the Islip Town Anti-Bias Task Force.
In a deceptively peaceful Long Island town just before midnight on November 8, 2008, 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero is assaulted by a group of teenage boys cruising the streets "beaner-hopping," a term used to describe the decade-long ritual of attacking Latinos for sport. The adolescent "game" comes to an end with the fatal stabbing of Lucero, exposing a thinly veiled systemic intolerance for immigrants. Seventeen-year-old Jeffery Conroy, a popular high school athlete, is sentenced to 25-years for a hate crime, while the other teens get 5 to 8-years behind bars. Filmed over three years, Deputized doesn't take sides or cast judgment. The fully bilingual documentary explores the crime from a variety of perspectives, probing the lives of the victim, the boys and the socio-political conditions that brought them together. The film follows Lucero's brother as he fights for justice, Conroy's father as he strives to seek a fair sentence for his son, a local politician as he spews his anti-immigration rhetoric, and the town as it tries to shake the stigma of intolerance. Deputized presents an unfiltered and comprehensive examination of the crime, its consequences and the impact it has on the lives of all those touched by it. For more information about the film, see http://deputizedmovie.com/
- 10:30am Bagels
- 11:00am Film
- 12:30pm-2:00 pm Panel Discussion
- $15 per person for Harvard Club of Long Island and Cinema Arts Centre members
- $20 per person for non-members
Tickets can be purchased directly from the box office (in-person or online)
Make checks payable to Cinema Arts Centre and mail to Mike Plumer, c/o Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.