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NewFest at The Center Presents:
2016 SOUTHWEST OF SALEM
Screening and Talkback, followed by Reception
Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00PM
Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
(between Seventh and Greenwich Ave)
Thursday, August 25th
Screening at 7:00PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
General Admission: $15
NewFest Members: $5
All tickets include admission to the film, Q&A and post-screening reception.
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM excavates the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez — four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of allegedly gang raping two little girls. This bizarre case is the first to be adjudicated under momentous new legislation: for the first time in U.S. history, wrongfully convicted innocents can challenge convictions based on debunked scientific evidence. The film also unravels the sinister interplay of mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor which led to this modern day witch hunt.