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“I’m Leaving Now” Opens at Maysles Cinema, Sep 6

The Award-Winning Modern-Day Migration Odyssey I’M LEAVING NOW, Open Friday, September 6 at Maysles Cinema

Winner, Best Mexican Film 

Winner, Special Mention for Best Documentary 
—Morelia International Film Festival

“Manages to give humanity to the immigration story
by allowing it to encompass complex emotions as well
as economic and political realities.”

—POV Magazine

“A small gem of a film.”
Unseen Films


A film by Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda

(Ya me voy, USA/Mexico, 2018,
75 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

I’m Leaving Now tells the story of Felipe, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, who has reached a crossroads: after 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and sending the bulk of his earnings to his wife and children in Mexico, he’s decided to return home to the family he hasn’t seen in almost two decades. But when he informs them of his plans, he discovers that they’ve squandered the money, are deeply in debt and don’t want him to return. They need him to stay in the U.S. and continue to earn.

Shot over two years in the heart of Brooklyn’s immigrant community, I’m Leaving Now is a searing and intimate portrait of one undocumented worker on the margins. The film brings a warm humanity to one of the most pressing political issues of our time, without sentimentalizing or trivializing its subject. In allowing the rhythms, emotions and sounds of Felipe’s day-to-day life to drive the story, Cordero and Croda open an impressionistic, cinematic window onto a life that might otherwise remain unseen.

Opens Friday, September 6
Maysles Cinema

343 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York City
(212) 537-6843 /

Daily shows at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Click here to buy tickets in advance

Q&A with Lindsey Cordero (Director), Armando Croda (Director),
and Josh Alexander (Writer and Producer), following the
6:30pm shows on Friday 9/6 and Saturday 9/7 

Cinema Guild release


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