The Holes in the Door

Xicanindie FilmFest

On September 9, 1999, a Denver SWAT team burst through the door of 3738 High Street. Three minutes after the cops entered, Ismael Mena was dead, the victim of eight bullets and a flawed search warrant. Officers later revealed that they'd targeted the wrong house in what they believed was a raid on a crack den. But there's much more to the story, as Alan Prendergast revealed in his February 24, 2000, Westword story "Unlawful Entry," and as local filmmaker Alan Dominguez now shows in The Holes in the Door. The documentary screens at 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, as part of the Xicanindie FilmFest at Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student Union. For information and tickets, $6.50 to $8.50, visit


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