The Garden Left Behind



Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 2 Fri, Oct 4, 2019 5:00 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 2 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 11:00 AM
Film Info
Section:New Directors Competition
Premiere Status:Southeast Premiere
Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Flavio Alves
Cast:Carlie Guevara
Michael Madsen
Ed Asner
Alex Cruz
Anthony Abdo
Miriam Cruz
Producer:Roy Wol
Kristen P. Lovell
Screenwriter:John Rotondo
Flavio Alves
Cinematographer:Koshi Kiyokawa
Editor:Alex Lora
Music:Robert Pycior


The Garden Left Behind is the heart-rending story of Tina (Carlie Guevara), a beautiful 30-year-old Mexican trans woman, and Eliana (Miriam Cruz), her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle as undocumented immigrants in New York City. Their dreams are at odds: Eliana longs for Mexico, while Tina, who has been in NYC since she was five years old, is there to stay. Tina perseveres, earning money for her transition as a gypsy cab driver while under the care of kind-hearted psychologist Dr. Cleary (Ed Asner). When she joins a trans advocacy group, Tina gains courage and dignity, along with a secret admirer, Chris (Anthony Abdo), who works in the neighborhood bodega and longs for a different life as much as Tina does.