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Location: Bartos Screening Room

Followed by a discussion with directors Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside moderated by filmmaker Eddie Martinez

Dirs. Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside. 2018, 75 mins. Digital projection. In Spanish with English subtitles. Diego, a young circus artist, returns home to Colima, Mexico and reunites with his brothers after their grandmother, América, falls from her bed. Diego is a dreamer who sees poetry and purpose in this tragedy. His dream of familial cohesion fades into reality as the brothers clash over money, communication, and the challenge of caring for América. In their feature-length documentary debut, filmmakers Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside capture three years in the life of a fractured, yet loving family with great sensitivity and alertness. The film offers a privileged vantage on interactions rarely shown but widely experienced by anyone who has cared for or been cared by loved ones. Affection emanates from the screen. View trailer.

“A sublime, magical masterpiece”—Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)

Tickets: $15 ($7 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) 

*This one New Release screening is free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels. Please note tickets for other screenings of América are available to members at the discounted rate of $7

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