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OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 AT 7PM AT THE NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

Flavio Alves; 2019; USA; 88 min.; in English and Spanish with English subtitles. Northwest Premiere.

Director Flavio Alves Scheduled to Attend.

“With a stunning performance from newcomer Carlie Guevara, THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND is transgender authenticity at its finest.” - CHICAGO INDEPENDENT FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

Fresh from its premiere at SXSW comes an incredibly timely film about Tina, a young transwoman, and her grandmother Eliana, as they navigate Tina’s transition and their struggle to build a life as undocumented immigrants in New York City. Tina (played with poise and depth by newcomer Carlie Guevara) luckily has a supportive group of transwomen friends but is faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, including violent threats in the streets and a lack of commitment from her lover. Director Flavio Alves (TOM IN AMERICA, TWIST 2014) employed trans actors in this exceptionally well-crafted first feature that will leave you on your feet and ready for action.

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Plus special speaker! Agaiotupu Isyss Honnen is a Pacific Islander queer, trans femme, fa’afafine from Samoa. Agaiotupu is the Director of TRANSform Washington at Pride Foundation and serves as the Co-Chair for UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), a fa’afafine and trans womxn of color-led organization in Seattle that serves the QTPI (Queer and Trans Pacific Islander) community, after having served 6 years as part of the organization’s Executive Leadership.

Opening Night party to follow at 8:30PM at Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center at 517 E. Pike St Seattle, WA 98122.

Content Warnings: Vulgar Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity, and Non-Explicit Sexual Situations

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