Virtual KCET Cinema Series

I Carry You With Me Post Screening Q&A

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FILM: 7:00 PM (PDT) | Q&A: 8:50 PM (PDT)

A Spanish-language drama by Academy Award-nominated American filmmaker Heidi Ewing. Based on a true story, this decades-spanning take on the American Dream follows Iván, an aspiring chef and young father, and Gerardo, a teacher and his soulmate. In a desperate situation, they decide to sacrifice everything and take a perilous journey together to New York City, with dreams, hopes and memories in tow.

Q&A immediately following screening with Director, Co-Writer, and Producer Heidi Ewing

This screening is supported by Outfest, which creates visibility to diverse LGBTQIA+ stories and empowers storytellers. For more information on their 2021 Film Festival, please visit their website HERE.


HEIDI EWING | Director, Co-Writer, Producer

I CARRY YOU WITH ME (TE LLEVO CONMIGO) marks Heidi’s debut as a narrative filmmaker. She is best known as an accomplished documentary filmmaker. Her film, JESUS CAMP, which she co-directed with frequent collaborator Rachel Grady was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Features in 2007.

Her documentary work includes ONE OF US for Netflix, NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU; DETROPIA, which won the editing prize at Sundance, an Emmy Award, and a prestigious Peabody Award. Heidi recently completed LOVE FRAUD, a 4-part series for Showtime, and is currently collaborating with Rachel Grady and Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow on ENDANGERED for HBO, a film about at-risk journalists around the world. 

PETE HAMMOND | Host of the KCET Cinema Series

Pete is currently the Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood. For the past 9 years he has also been Awards Editor and Columnist for Deadline where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He came to Deadline from the Los Angeles Times where he covered the awards seasons for The Envelope and LA He is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent awards season analysts for film and television.


MICHELE GARZA | Producer of the KCET Cinema Series

Michele Garza is Senior Director of Special Events for KCET and PBS SoCal, both content channels of the Public Media Group of Southern California. She is the founder and producer of the KCET Cinema Series and the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, and has more than 20 years of experience in public media. 



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