Mexico on the Hudson Panel:
The Making of I Carry You with Me by Heidi Ewing
Director Heidi Ewing artfully blends fiction and non-fiction elements to tell the real-life story of a tender, queer romance between an aspiring chef and a teacher in her latest film I Carry You With Me. Within the scope of the film, the two embark on a treacherous journey from Mexico to New York City with dreams, hopes, and memories in tow. Join director Ewing and the film’s subjects Iván García and Gerardo Zabaleta, as well as the actors Armando Espitia and Christian Vázquez who play them, for a discussion on the process of making the Independent Spirit Award nominated film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, June 25.
Monday, June 28, 5pm - 6:30pm on Facebook Live
Presented as part of the “Mexico on the Hudson” series.
About the Mexico on the Hudson Series:
The CUNY Mexican Studies Institute and Cinema Tropical present the special online film and conversation series “Mexico on the Hudson,” taking place from June 15 to 29 and celebrating the Mexican community in New York City through the success of recent films including the Mexican Oscar candidate I’m No Longer Here by Fernando Frías, the Independent Spirit Award nominee I Carry You With Me by Heidi Ewing, and the Sundance winner Son of Monarchs by Alexis Gambis.
The series will feature free virtual screenings of three key films—La Ciudad (1998) by David Riker, En el Séptimo Día (2018) by Jim McKay, and I’m Leaving Now by Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda (2019)—combined with panel conversations with filmmakers, scholars, and members of the local community to discuss the Mexican experience in New York City, the ways in which it has changed throughout the years, as well as its legacy and ongoing challenges.
“Mexico on the Hudson” is presented by the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute and Cinema Tropical. Additional support by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University (NYU) and Celebrate México Now Festival.