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, 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.
Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside
In 2018 Stoll and Whiteside were featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Together, they co-founded the political web series New Left Media, which documented conservative and progressive movements during the Obama presidency; and co-directed the short Lifelike, a dispassionate reconstruction of the taxidermic process that premiered at True/False and won Best Doc Short at DocuFest Atlanta. Stoll additionally co-directed Good White People, which follows the displacement of a black family from a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, and won Best Short awards at Camden and Indie Memphis, among others. Whiteside additionally directed a short doc profiling an undocumented immigrant working in a Trump hotel that received widespread media coverage during the 2016 elections.