'I Carry You With Me' Is a Tender LGBTQ Love Story that Transcends the Mexican Border at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on June 22nd
Q&A immediately following with director, co-writer and producer Heidi Ewing.
"I Carry You With Me" (Te Llevo Conmigo) is 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.
Ewing shared, "For this film, I came to the conclusion that it needed to be told in a different format than what I’d done before. This story took place over generations and so the movie would need a sweeping, romantic quality to it. I wanted to see and feel their youth and experience their love. It felt deeply cinematic by nature and just needed a different treatment entirely.
It felt so good to embark on it and to try to make something I’ve never done before. And with no cynicism. There's something so true-blue about this story that it carried me along. So even while I didn’t know if I’d ever get to actually make the movie I was writing, there was a spirit of optimism that infected the whole project and everyone who touched it.”
Immediately following the screening, Deadline’s chief film critic Pete Hammond, who can also be seen on KCET’s Must See Movies, will moderate a Q&A with director, co-writer, and producer Heidi Ewing.
The film screens on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. PDT. Only $10 per viewing link. Limited space available.
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