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4 March 2019 RIDM+

RIDM+ March | América

Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) sont heureuses de faire découvrir des documentaires inédits au Québec tout au long de l’année grâce au cycle RIDM+, présenté par Télé-Québec. En mars, América de Erick Stoll et Chase Whiteside, sera projeté le jeudi 28 mars à 19h au Cinéma du Parc.

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to present its year-round RIDM+ series of documentaries previously unseen in Quebec, presented by Télé-Québec. In March, América by Erick Stoll and Chate Whiteside, will be screened on Thursday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at Cinéma du Parc.

Three brothers confront the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult responsibilities when brought together to care for their charismatic ninety-three year old grandmother in this feature-length documentary debut from directors Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside.
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 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. He reunites with his estranged brothers and leaves his old life behind.

But now they face the considerable challenges of freeing their father from an opaque court system bereft of moral authority, and learning to be caretakers for someone who may not understand who they are.And yet the greatest challenge might be learning to work 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 lives on hold to care for her?


América by Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside
THURSDAY, MARCH 28th - 7 p.m.

3575 du Parc av., Montréal, QC H2X 3P9

United States | 2018 | 76 minutes
In the original Spanish subtitles in English

Tickets on sale HERE


Next RIDM+ screening
THURSDAY, APRIL 25th - 7 p.m.
title to come soon


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