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October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am

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Directed by Flavio Alves | USA | 88 MIN

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 advocacy 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.

“…raw, challenging, and unforgettable.”  – Kristy Puchko, ROGER EBERT

Boston LGBT Film Festival –  Won, Audience Choice, Best Narrative Feature /  North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival –  Won, Jury Award, Best Drama Feature /  Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival Won, Audience Award, Best Feature Narrative


The film will be followed by a meetup hosted by Trans Spectrum of Arizona.


October 12, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Center for the Performing Arts
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032


Paradise Valley Community College
Center for Performing Arts
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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