All of Me (Llévate mis Amores) is an intimate portrait of Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women who since 1995 cook, pack and throw food to the migrants riding the “Beast” train every day.
And don’t miss the art exhibit MUJERES LUZ, a painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film!
- Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director Arturo González Villaseñor and director of photography Antonio Mecalco IN PERSON for Q&A on Friday and Saturday, 8/5 & 8/6 after 7pm shows!
- Panel Discussion moderated by radio host & producer Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, executive director of Carecen SF, on Wednesday after the 7pm show!
- Plus, the art exhibit MUJERES LUZ, a painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film, will open August 5 at 518 Valencia Street in conjunction with a reception for the filmmakers and Patrona Lupe, and will move to Galeria de la Raza on August 10 in conjunction with a closing reception with the fillmmakers and Patrona Lupe on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit will be up until Tuesday, August 16.
Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.
About Mujeres Luz
Mujeres Luz is an art exhibit dedicated to Las Patronas and migrants who travel on La Bestia inspired by the film All of Me (Llevate mis Amores). When Talavera-Ballón saw the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival last year, he was so moved that he traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the US. He has exhibited in museums, universities and embassies internationally and in the US, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco and the Peruvian Embassy in Washington DC. He has been selected for the SF Arts Commission 2015-2016 Artist Pool, has participated in Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and is currently a member of ArtSpan Open Studios committee.
“[Director] González Villaseñor has given these women a voice of their own and constructed a merited tribute to their determined generosity”
—Eye For Film
“Villaseñor has achieved something rare—a satisfying piece of spiritual filmmaking on a delicate political topic”