Documentary Screening and Q&A: What We Leave Behind

A film by Iliana Sosa

(USA, 2021, 71 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

Iliana Sosa creates an intimate, lovingly patient portrait of her 89-year-old grandfather Julián, from his final, long, solo bus ride to visit his daughters in El Paso, Texas, to his efforts to build a second house on his property in Mexico. Intending one house for his blind son and the other for those he can no longer travel to visit, he prepares fastidiously for a future he may not share with them, and reflects poetically on the past that led to this present. Sosa’s film is a marvel of presence, filled with gorgeously attentive images and casually revelatory moments born of patience and loving complicity. 

Following the screening, stay with us for a Q&A with director Iliana Sosa.

This event is presented in collaboration with Cinema Tropical & The Museum of Moving Image.

Event information

Date: Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm.

Venue: Redstone Theater at The Museum of the Moving Image.

Address: 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY

Map and Directions

Phone: (718) 777-6800

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11).


Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

Director Iliana Sosa