Sunday, October 06, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
44 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 map
Announcement of the Award Winners followed by a second screening of América
Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside, América, 2018, 77’, documentary
Presenter: Erick Stoll, Director
Three brothers confront the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult responsibilities when brought together to care for their charismatic ninety-three year old grandmother. Diego is a young circus artist living away from his family in a dull landscape of tourist beaches and all-inclusive resorts when he must return home suddenly. His grandmother, América, fell from her bed, causing his father to be jailed under accusation of elder neglect. Diego believes América, despite her immobility and advanced dementia, fell willfully, to bring the separated family back together. As the brothers clash over money and the distribution of labor, difficult questions take the foreground – who decides what becomes of América and how long will they put their own lives on hold to care for her?