April 12, 2019
On May 2, Ulmer hosted a special screening of acclaimed documentary filmmaker David Sutherland’s latest film, “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” The event took place at the Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
An informative Q&A session followed the film with David Sutherland and David Leopold, Chair of Ulmer’s Immigration Law Group, whose role is captured as he provided legal representation to the family featured in the film. Elizabeth Perez, about whom the film is based, also joined the panel for questions following the film.
About the film:
The film examines the national issues of immigration while documenting the story of Elizabeth and Marcos Perez. Elizabeth, a decorated U.S. Marine veteran, works tirelessly to reunite her family after her husband Marcos, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is deported.
With the unfiltered intimacy that is a signature of his work, Sutherland weaves a parallel-action love story that takes viewers inside a world often lived in the shadows, on both sides of the border. In the end, Elizabeth’s efforts to return her husband hit a legal brick wall, and she is forced to plan for an unthinkable alternative – leaving the United States to live in exile in Mexico in order to keep her family together.