CLOSE UP series
Director Heidi Ewing and subjects Iván García and Gerardo Zabaleta in person for post film discussion.
The acclaimed documentary director Heidi Ewing turns to fiction with this based-on-a-true-story film following a romance between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vazquez). Over decades, we revisit how they restarted their lives, including Armando’s perilous trip to America. Winner, Sundance Film Festival. (U.S., 2020, 111m)
“An epic, searing saga of the undocumented experience in which love is the binding force.” –Entertainment Weekly
Preceded by screening of Stanley Stellar: Here for this Reason, 40 years of New York City gay history told through photographs and the famed photographer celebrated for his intimate observations of queer life. (dir. Eric Leven, 15 min.)