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What We Leave Behind

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Screening followed by discussion with director Iliana Sosa moderated by Lucila Moctezuma 

Dir. Iliana Sosa. United States. 2021, 71 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP. Sosa creates an intimate, lovingly patient portrait of her 89-year-old grandfather Julián, from his final, long, solo bus ride to visit his daughters in El Paso, Texas, to his efforts to build a second house on his property in Mexico. Intending one house for his blind son and the other for those he can no longer travel to visit, he prepares fastidiously for a future he may not share with them, and reflects poetically on the past that led to this present. Sosa’s film is a marvel of presence, filled with gorgeously attentive images and casually revelatory moments born of patience and loving complicity. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical and Mexico Now Festival.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.