A Bipartisan Race for Immigration Reform? Film Shows 2003 Fight

05/23/2010 03:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Who's really running the country?

In 2003 documentary The Kids Across The Hill, young 20-something staffers for Republican Arizona Congressmen Jeff Flake and Jim Kolbe race Senator Ted Kennedy and his Immigration Counsel Esther Olavarria to introduce a strong, bipartisan bill to Congress.

Will Kennedy's staff rally the unions, advocates and business community in time to draft a bill? Will Kolbe and Flake find a Democrat to sign on first?

This week, on May 27th at Washington DC's Goethe Institute, How Democracy Works Now will premiere the never-before-seen backstory to immigration reform - and a surprise turn that will shape political leadership on immigration for years to come.

Also starring John Gay, Randy Johnson, Margaret Klessig, Douglas Rivlin, Frank Sharry, Rebecca Jensen Tallent, and others.

Screenings are on Thursday, May 27, at 7 PM and 9 PM. Cost is $7.