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Part of SFFILM Festival

I Carry You With Me

Directed by Heidi Ewing

USA | Fiction | 111

16 Apr
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Castro Theatre
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States


Iván is an aspiring chef in Mexico, struggling to make it in the kitchen and provide for his son. When he meets and falls for the effervescent Gerardo, he is denied seeing his child and decides to illegally cross the border to pursue his dream of being a chef, promising to return to those he left behind when he can. In this tender true story that blends narrative and documentary, I Carry You with Me (winner of both the Audience and NEXT Innovator Award at Sundance) captures an emotional journey of sacrifice and love.

“Heartache hangs thick in the air in I Carry You with Me, a tale of love not thwarted but tested by constraints of culture, country, and law. What distinguishes this first narrative feature from documentarian Heidi Ewing (Jesus CampOne of Us), aside from a swoony blend of realism and romanticism that periodically calls to mind recent queer cinema landmarks like Moonlight, are its sweep and scope. Tracing the decades-spanning relationship between two Mexican men, from the first sparks of flirtation to committed coupledom, the film glides back and forth in time, between countries, through memories, moods, and reveries.” – Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Heidi Ewing

Heidi Ewing began her career making documentaries, debuting with Inside Scientology (1998), part of the TV series Investigative Reports (1991-2011). Among her documentary features are The Boys of Baraka (Festival 2005), winner of a special jury prize at SXSW; Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp (2006); Detropia (2012);Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016); and One of Us (2017). I Carry You With Me is her first fiction feature.

Film Details

Language Spanish

Original Language Title Te llevo conmigo

Year 2020

Runtime 111

Country USA/Mexico

Director Heidi Ewing

Producer Mynette Louie, Heidi Ewing

Writer Heidi Ewing, Alan Page Arriaga

Editor Enat Sidi

Cinematographer Juan Pablo Ramírez

Music Jay Wadley

Cast Armando Espitia, Christian Vázquez, Michelle Rodríguez