The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind @ Salem Cinema

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SXSW Film Festival Winner - 2019 Audience Award


"Powerful and Intimate." - The Hollywood Reporter


THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND traces the relationship between Tina (Carlie Guevara), a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana (Miriam Cruz), her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City. As Tina begins the process of transitioning, Eliana struggles to understand Tina and fears that their life together in America is no longer what they bargained for. Tina finds camaraderie in a small but mighty transgender advocate group, but soon, Tina ends up having to fight for the life that she’s meant to live – facing violent threats, seemingly insurmountable medical costs, questions about her legal immigration status, and increasing skepticism from the man she loves. She begins to lose all hope, but has unknowingly become the only hope for a shy young man who has been watching her closely from afar.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Flavio Alves
  • Screenwriter
    Flavio Alves, John Rotondo
  • Producer
    Roy Wol
  • Executive Producer
    Shea Diamond
  • Cast
    Carlie Guevara, Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Danny Flaherty, Anthony Aldo
  • Cinematographer
    Koshi Kiyokawa
  • Editor
    Frank Dale Arroyo, Àlex Lora