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Translations Film Festival Opening Night Film: The Garden Left Behind
May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for the Translations Seattle Transgender Film Festival Opening Night Film + Party: THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND.
Fresh from its premiere at SXSW comes an incredibly timely film about Tina, a young transwoman, and her grandmother Eliana, as they navigate Tina’s transition and their struggle to build a life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
WATCH SNEAK PEEK: https://youtu.be/Fwnm_mXlOA0
Tina (played with poise and depth by newcomer Carlie Guevara) luckily has a supportive group of transwomen friends but is faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, including violent threats in the streets and a lack of commitment from her lover. Director Flavio Alves (TOM IN AMERICA, TWIST 2014) employed trans actors in this exceptionally well-crafted first feature that will leave you on your feet and ready for action.
Plus special speaker! Agaiotupu Isyss Honnen is a Pacific Islander queer, trans femme, fa’afafine from Samoa. Agaiotupu is the Director of TRANSform Washington at Pride Foundation and serves as the Co-Chair for UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), a fa’afafine and trans womxn of color-led organization in Seattle that serves the QTPI (Queer and Trans Pacific Islander) community, after having served 6 years as part of the organization’s Executive Leadership.
Opening Night party to follow at 8:30PM at Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center at 517 E. Pike St Seattle, WA 98122.