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Streaming film picks: ‘Garden Left Behind’ breaks ground and hearts

Streaming film picks: ‘Garden Left Behind’ breaks ground and hearts

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“Bill & Ted Face the Music” arrives Aug. 28, but we won’t have the ability to review the Keanu Reeves/Alex Winter sequel at this time. But below are a few additional options.

“The Garden Left Behind”: Flavio Alves’s debut that is eloquent a rarity, a caring, complex and realistic drama anchored around a transgender lead character played by way of a transgender actress. An outstanding and restrained Carlie Guevara plays Tina, an undocumented woman that is mexican in a tiny new york apartment together with her loving grandmother (Miriam Cruz). Tina seeks to produce her method being a transgender girl while coping with an abundant but erratic boyfriend (Alex Kruz).

Alves’s screenplay — co written by John Rotondo — never ever comes down as didactic, staying honest to your figures and also the circumstances while addressing subjects from want to hate to liberation. Especially refreshing is how truthful the movie is in depicting the harsh realities that confront the transgender community plus the bonds that form from joining a bunch and increasing your vocals. In little but critical functions, Ed Asner and Michael Madsen bring depth and gravitas that are acting.

“The Garden Left Behind” will break your heart; a film of utter elegance, poignancy and deep understanding. Read More…