The Garden Left Behind | NCGLFF 2019
Feature Film

The Garden Left Behind

Winner of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award
THEMES: Discrimination | Drama | Latinx | Transgender

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, 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 finds herself 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.

$10 Individual Tickets | $85 10-Passes
(Dir. Flavio Alves, United States/Brazil, 88 min)

Sunday, August 18

5:00pm   Fletcher Hall

Thursday, August 22

9:10pm   Cinema One


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