Cinema Guild debuted the official trailer for Sansón and Me (Sansón y yo), the award-winning documentary from Mexican-American director Rodrigo Reyes (499).
Winner of the top award for best film at the Sheffield DocFest, and a favorite at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, the gripping and evocative documentary will have its U.S. theatrical release starting Friday, March 3 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York City, to be followed by theaters across the country.
A documentary a decade in the making, Sansón and Me vividly portrays Sansón’s life from orphaned Mexican child to American prisoner.
The project 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. Unable to film inside the prison, the tale is told through dramatic reenactments by Sansón’s own family and newcomer Gerardo Reyes.
Watch the official trailer for Sansón and Me (Sansón y yo).