United States / 2018 / 75 minutes
You Gotta Friend In Me (Caregiving/Dementia)
Sun / June 9 / 1:30 pm
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.
True False Film Festival
CPH:DOX Special Mention - Main Competition
Ashland Independent Film Festival Winner - Best Documentary
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Winner - Emerging Artist Award for Best First Feature
Maryland Film Festival
Sheffield Doc/Fest Winner - Illuminate Award
Director(s): Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside
Producer(s): Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside