América

USA / 2018 / 75 minutes / NR

Diego, a young circus artist, must return home and reunite with his brothers after their ninety-three year old grandmother, América, falls from her bed, causing their father to be jailed under accusation of elder neglect. Diego is a dreamer who sees poetry and purpose in this tragedy. He believes América, despite her immobility and advanced dementia, fell willfully, to bring the separated family back together. But Diego’s dream of familial cohesion fades as the brothers clash over money, communication, and the considerable challenge of offering full-time care to América.

  • Director

    Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

  • Producer

    Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

  • "A sublime, magical masterpiece. It is rare to see so much life on screen."

    — Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing
  • "A knockout. Full of vibrant characters, confrontation and love, and one which also challenges us to think both critically and personally about the ways we and society care for those at the ends of their lives."

    — Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
  • "Four Stars! Shot over a three-year period with an affectionate, watchful eye, it blows up an intimate family portrait on to a large, cinematic canvas.”

    — Simran Hans, The Guardian
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