The Spahr Center is thrilled to partner once again with the Mill Valley Film Festival to support LGBTQ+ cinema! MVFF43 runs from October 8 to 18, and this year, we are sponsoring a film titled, I Carry You With Me.
In this double prizewinner at Sundance, a single, knowing glance between two men in Puebla City, Mexico sets off an epic romance that spans multiple decades and thousands of miles. Leading decidedly different lifestyles, Iván (Armando Espitia, Our Mothers), an aspiring chef balancing thankless jobs with spending time with his young son, and Gerardo (Christian Vazquez, Trade), a handsome, out-and-proud teacher, find themselves at a fateful crossroads when Iván decides to risk everything by relocating to New York City, imploring Gerardo to leave his comfortable life behind for a chance at a new beginning together.
Oscar®-nominated director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp; One of Us, MVFF41) makes her first venture into narrative cinema, while expertly weaving documentary footage of the real-life Iván and Gerardo who inspired the film. Chronicling the lives of these two remarkable men from childhood to the present day, this visually stunning mosaic is a heartfelt testament to the dreamers searching for acceptance in what was once the land of opportunity.
This year, most films in the Festival will be streaming online, although some will be shown at two drive-in theaters set up for this important event. I Carry You With Me will stream online on Friday, October 9 at 10:00 pm, and also on Saturday, October 10 at 6:00 pm. Run time is 111 minutes.
Tickets and more information are available by going to https://tinyurl.com/yyt4bcsj.