América

Opens Nov 9, 2018

NOVEMBER 9-15 ONLY!

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. This stunning documentary began its life at True/False and has since traveled to dozens of festivals across the world; Ragtag is excited to bring it back for a week-long theatrical engagement.

"A sublime, magical masterpiece. It is rare to see so much life on screen." (Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence)