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The Garden Left Behind (2019)

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The 2019 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Flavio Alves is a story about a young Mexican trans woman and her grandmother who navigate life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

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Flavio Alves
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25 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Kevin
Edward Asner ... Dr. Cleary
Carlie Guevara ... Tina
Danny Flaherty ... Oscar
Anthony Abdo ... Chris
Alex Kruz ... Jason
Tamara M. Williams ... Carol
Dawn Young ... Miriam
Bernadette Quigley ... Dr. Brown
Frances Lozada ... Officer Gottilla
Ivana Black ... Amanda
Brock Yurich ... Chester
Miriam Cruz Miriam Cruz ... Eliana
Will Krisanda ... Leo
Kristen Parker Lovell Kristen Parker Lovell ... Regina
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The 2019 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Flavio Alves is a story about a young Mexican trans woman and her grandmother who navigate life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

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All of the trans men and women in this film are their real gender identity, not an 'actor' playing a trans person. See more »

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Amazing ensemble; stunning portrayal
14 October 2019 | by csleach-629-355660See all my reviews

Alves and his team deserve major kudos for this film. Tina and Abuelita both did an impressively sensitive job of struggling toward a better life. Tina in particular was totally convincing in her role, and had to be as determined and creative as the team that managed to bring the film into being. This story has twists and turns that take my breath away, and that well qualify for intense discussion about many many facets of diversity we haven't yet begun to fathom. Every family and every school would benefit from doing an extended round table discussion the the issues sensitively presented! Bravo, Team Alves!!


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28 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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The Garden Left Behind See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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