3 Américas | 3 Americas
Cristina Kotz Cornejo
Argentina/USA, Drama, 2007
98 min, MiniDV, Color
Spanish and English with English subtitles
Regal Metropolitan 14
Tuesday, April 22, 6 PM
With summer approaching, 16 year-old América has two issues – or so she thinks. She hates school and Joey, her aunt Carolina’s alcoholic husband. She passes her days shoplifting, hanging out with her friends and trying to avoid Joey. But after a life-changing event, América, who speaks little Spanish, is sent from her home in Boston to Buenos Aires to live with her reclusive and anti-American grandmother. América struggles to find her place in Argentina with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age.
Cristina Kotz Cornejo was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the United States. She received her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Kotz Cornejo’s short film, The War That Never Was (2004) has screened in 11 countries at over 20 film festivals. Her short film, The Appointment (1999), developed with Spike Lee and Nancy Savoca while a student at NYU, was awarded a prestigious Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and three NYU Craft Awards. 3 Américas, Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab semi-finalist, marks her feature film debut.
Producers: Cristina Kotz Cornejo, Angela Counts
Production Company: Wild Wimmin Films
Screenwriter: Cristina Kotz Cornejo
Cinematographer: Chad Davidson
Editor: Cristina Kotz Cornejo
Music by: Germaine Franco
Cast: Kristen González, Ana Maria Colombo, Nicolás Meradi, Gy Mirano