Sanson and Me

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World Premiere

FEATURE | Mexico, United States | 83 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles

SANSON AND ME

Documentary, Latinx & Latin American Stories

Tribeca alum Rodrigo Reyes returns with a deeply compassionate and aesthetically adventurous exploration of a young immigrant’s journey from coastal Mexico to prison in California. Reyes first met Sansón as the court interpreter at the trial in which Sansón was ultimately sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in a gang-related murder. Haunted by that initial encounter and drawn by Sansón’s earnestness and their common roots as migrants from Mexico, Reyes reached out to Sansón to explore telling his story.

In addition to tracing Reyes’ evolving relationship with Sansón as a friend and a filmmaker, the film utilizes heart-wrenching recreations, with the participation of family and community members, to reflect on Sansón’s difficult upbringing, his migration to rural California, the hopeful beginnings of a family, and the circumstances that led to his incarceration. The result is a provocative meditation on poverty, migration, borders, incarceration, and the power of story to bind together fragmented lives.--Robert C. Winn

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Tue June 14 - 6:00 PM
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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rodrigo Reyes

Rodrigo Reyes is a Mexican-American filmmaker whose films push the boundaries of documentary and fiction. A recipient of multiple recognitions, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital and the Rainin Fellowship, his work has won awards at festivals worldwide. 

Director
Rodrigo Reyes
Producer
Su Kim
Cinematographer
Alejandro Mejía, AMC
Editor
Andrea Chignoli, Daniel Chávez Ontiveros
Composer
Jacobo Lieberman
Executive Producer
Inti Cordera, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Sandie Viquez Pedlow
Associate Producer
Christian Carvajal, Caterina Barbera
Co-Producer
Carlos Cárdenas Aguilar
Supervising Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer
Ruy García
Story Consultant
Doris Baizley
Story
Sansón Noe Andrade, Rodrigo Reyes, Su Kim
Cast
Gerardo Reyes, Antonio González Andrade, Miguel Andrade

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Susan Norget
Susan Norget Film Promotion
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 917-833-3056
susan@norget.com
International Sales Contact
Su Kim
Grumpy Squared, LLC
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 917 478 2636
suhyeon@gmail.com
Print Source
Kathy Susca
The Film Collaborative
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 818 929 4771
kathy@thefilmcollaborative.org
US Sales Contact
Marc Simon
Fox Rothschild LLP
New York, NY 10178
Phone: 646 601 7654
msimon@foxrothschild.com