NYWIFT Members Selected to NYFF58

Congratulations to the NYWIFT members with films screening in the festival this year! The 58th New York Film Festival will be hosted September 17-October 11th, 2020. Find more about the line up here. NYWIFT Members’ and their work selected to NYFF58 are featured below. 

I Carry You With Me – Te Llevo Conmigo

Category: Main-Slate

Directed by Heidi Ewing 

Among the most emotionally resonant and innovatively conceived cinematic love stories in years, I Carry You With Me (Te llevo conmigo) charts the burgeoning romance between Iván (Armando Espitia), a semi-closeted young father and restaurant worker, and Gerardo (Christian Vázquez), a high school teacher who has come to terms more fully with his sexuality. When Iván makes the decision to leave Mexico and find new life and work opportunities across the U.S. border, the two men must make difficult decisions about their future. In her narrative feature debut, Heidi Ewing (Oscar-nominated forJesus Camp) unexpectedly and brilliantly incorporates documentary elements into a beguiling, humane tale in which everyday struggle is inextricable from transcendent romance. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

Along with a drive-in screening, this film will screen virtually on October 2 at 8pm ET in a four-hour window. Get tickets here.

Heidi Ewing – Director, Screenwriter, Producer   

Heidi Ewing is a director, producer, and writer of documentary films. She and Rachel Grady founded Loki Films in 2001, and have collaborated on several documentaries together. She is best known as the co-director of Jesus Camp, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary in 2006.

All In: The Fight for Democracy

Category: Spotlight 

Lisa CortésLiz Garbus 

All In: The Fight for Democracy is an invigorating and rigorous primer on the history of voter suppression in the United States, an insidious and still persistent reality in our nation. Academy Award–nominees Lisa Cortés (The Apollo) and Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone) take us from the early attempts at the political disenfranchisement of Black Americans via poll taxes and “literacy tests,” to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the 2013 Supreme Court ruling that weakened that landmark case and allowed for the return of rampant state discrimination. Anchored by candid interviews with the Democratic Party’s rising star Stacey Abrams, All In is clarifying and urgent, especially in an election year in which the very process of voting has come under threat from those determined to stay in power. An Amazon Studios release. 

Read more about this film here

Lisa Cortes – Co-Director,  Executive Producer  

 is an Academy Award–nominated producer whose credits include Precious and The Apollo.

Her work with trailblazing companies such as Rush Artist Management, Def Jam Records, and Lee Daniels Entertainment has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices, and giving light to challenging visionary stories.