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7 Ratings


United States, 2018


América is a story of brothers confronting the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult realities when brought together to care for their ailing ninety-three year old grandmother.

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América Directed by Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2020 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award


2018 | Special Mention: Best International Documentary Film

Critics reviews

Shooting a subject who is perhaps only somewhat cognizant of her participation in a film, Whiteside and Stoll tread an extraordinarily thin line between intimacy and discretion, and in this as in all aspects their film is guided and distinguished by an alert mindfulness, an emotional intelligence determining where the camera needs to be and has the right to be.
July 03, 2018
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With beautiful cinematography and a gentle pace, Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside’s film also explores the remarkable dedication of these young men to their grandmother, and their perceptions of life’s priorities.
July 03, 2018
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