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I CARRY YOU WITH ME: A Live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Heidi Ewing

June 21, 2021, 7:00 P.M. PDT

Live Online Webinar

Outside the Box [Office], USC Libraries, LatiFAM de USC,
Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA), and Sony Pictures Classics,
invite you to attend


A Live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Heidi Ewing
discussing her new feature film

(Te Llevo Conmigo)

Directed by Heidi Ewing | Written by Heidi Ewing and Alan Page Arriaga
Produced by Mynette Louie, Heidi Ewing, Gabriela Maire, and Edher Campos

Moderated by Bree Russell, USC Libraries

7:00 P.M. PDT on Monday, June 21st, 2021


This event is part of a series of Pride Month events, activities, and resources sponsored in collaboration by USC Libraries and multiple campus groups. Please view the USC Libraries Pride Month page at for more information.

I Carry You With Me Opens in NY & LA June 25

About I Carry You With Me

Based on true love, this decades spanning romance begins in Mexico between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vázquez). Their lives restart in incredible ways as societal pressure propels them to embark on a treacherous journey to NYC with dreams, hopes, and memories in tow.

Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Rated R. Running time: 111 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

About the Guests

HEIDI EWING (Director, Co-Writer, Producer)

I CARRY YOU WITH ME (TE LLEVO CONMIGO) will mark Heidi’s debut as a narrative director. As a documentary filmmaker, she is known for special access and a bold visual style. JESUS CAMP, which she co-directed with frequent collaborator Rachel Grady was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award.

In 2017 she premiered ONE OF US (Netflix) at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a rare look inside Brooklyn’s cloistered Hasidic community. NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU is a wry and inventive take on the TV legend’s peripatetic life. The film, which debuted on Opening Night at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, was theatrically released by Music Box Films. In the lyrical DETROPIA (2012), Heidi returns to her hometown of Detroit to learn what its attempts at renewal mean to the rest of the nation. This haunting city symphony won the editing prize at Sundance, received an Emmy, and enjoyed a successful theatrical run. 12TH & DELAWARE (HBO, Sundance 2010) is a searing portrait of a street corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, where a crisis pregnancy center and an abortion clinic are locked in battle. The film received a Peabody award.

Other notable films include THE BOYS OF BARAKA (ThinkFilm), THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN (HBO), THE KID WITH THE DOG (Netflix), BRANDED (ESPN), and FREAKONOMICS (Magnolia Pictures). Heidi recently completed LOVE FRAUD, a 4-part series for Showtime that tracks a wily con man who breaks open the hearts and wallets of his unsuspecting victims. The series will premiered on Opening Night at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Ewing, Rachel Grady and Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow are currently working on ENDANGERED (HBO), a film on at-risk journalists around the world. She is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the co-owner of Brooklyn’s Loki Films.

BREE RUSSELL (Moderator)

Bree Russell is the Borrowing Library Supervisor in Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery with the USC Libraries. She has worked with USC Libraries for six years and recently received her Master's of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She is a School of Cinematic Arts alum, receiving her MA in Cinema and Media Studies in 2015.

About USC Libraries LGBTQIA+ Pride Month 2021 Events

Join us throughout June 2021 for online events and activities to observe LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH and celebrate diversity and intersectionality. We denounce discriminatory legislation and policies against the trans community and trans youth as well as systemic oppression and violence against people of color. We stand against violence and transphobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry based on religious affiliation, classism, ableism, ageism, and all forms of oppression. #FightOn

A collaboration of USC Libraries, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Digital Library, USC Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Alliance at USC, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI), USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education, Keck Pride of Keck Medicine of USC, LGBTQ+ Student Center, USC Campus Coordinating Response Team, Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science (GEMS), Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies - USC Dornsife, and Consortium for Gender, Sexuality, Race and Popular Culture.


About LatiFAM de USC

Latinx Film and Media Association (LatiFAM) de USC aims to empower Latinx filmmakers and those interested in Latinx film by hosting monthly events and a yearly film festival to promote community and pride. LatiFAM is open to all USC students interested in Latinx film & media.

About Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA)

Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA) is a USC student organization focused on collaboration, communication, and creative expression between queer creators and allies. From screening queer story-centered films to bringing in LGBTQ+ panelists, discussions, and workshops, QSCA seeks to spotlight queer and other underrepresented identities in the entertainment industry and across all of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts divisions. You can learn more about QSCA on EngageSC or through here:

Contact Information

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