The New York Circle of Translators would like to invite you to join us for the opening of a film by court interpreter and acclaimed Mexican-American director Rodrigo Reyes, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). NYCT will be at BAM on Sunday, March 5th, at the 4:30 pm screening, and we hope to see you there! Please use the discount code “SANSON” to get tickets for $8 each (plus fees).
Sansón and Me began when the filmmaker was working as a court interpreter in rural California for the then 19-year-old undocumented Mexican migrant Sansón Noé Andrade, who was sentenced to two life sentences without parole in Pelican Bay State Prison. Through letters and visits, Andrade shared his story with Reyes.
The film won the top award for best film at the Sheffield DocFest and a favorite at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. It will open on March 3rd at BAM, and the director will be present for Q&A sessions on March 3, 4, and 5!
Sansón and Me is a vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system, Sansón and Me pushes the boundaries of cinematic imagination to rescue a young migrant’s story from oblivion, and makes the case for a justice system that works to transform people’s lives, rather than continue cycles of violence.