The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind

The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City. 

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Flavio Alves




Director: Flavio Alves
Executive Producer: Adam Beasley, Max Berger, Waqas Khan
Producer: Roy Wol
Screenwriter: John Rotondo, Flavio Alves
Cinematographer: Koshi Kiyokawa
Editor: Alex Lora
Production Designer: Kimberly Matela
Sound Designer: Tim Korn
Music: Robert Pycior
Principal Cast: Michael Madsen, Ed Asner, Carlie Guevara, Danny Flaherty, Alex Kruz, Anthony Abdo, Miriam Cruz, Tamara M. Williams, Dawn Young
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Kristen Parker Lovell, Co-Producer: John Flynn, Co-Producer: Frances Lozada, Associate Producer: Devin Lowe, Associate Producer: Andrew Daniels, Costume Designer: Steve Iskowitz, Production Coordinator: Gabriel Machado Soares, Casting Director: Caroline Sinclair


Public Film Contact
Roy Wol
Autonomous Pictures, LLC
Publicity Contact
Silvio Pozatto
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Family, LGBTQ
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Brazil, United States
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 88:00 mins