Film Screening: Sansón and Me


March 3–9, 2023






Sansón’s life is defined by borders—between Mexico and the US, between freedom and incarceration, between fact and fiction. While serving two life sentences for murder, he grapples with the ways he has traversed these borders in conversation with his interpreter-turned-friend, filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes (499). Told through dramatic reenactments, Sansón and Me reveals one man’s attempt to reconcile things that have happened to him and things he has brought on h imself. At the same time, Reyes’ interrogates the ethical implications of his own transformation of Sansón’s life into art.

This profound, expansive work is a moving portrait of the unlikely friendship of two Mexican migrants, framed by the dramatic clash between systemic forces and personal choices that envelop young, incarcerated men of color in America. Join us for an exclusive New York theatrical run.

Join for director Q&As with Rodrigo Reyes after the 7PM screenings on Mar 3 & 4.

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