Argentina-US | 2007 | 98 minutes | HD | Color | Drama | In Spanish and English with Subtitles


“The film is beautifully shot, and the screenplay is a marvel of minimalism in which every word matters”… “The film is a cliché-free zone, and a richly nuanced character study.”
– Sarah Coleman, The Independent
“Touching” and “Impressive…”
–Milos Forman, Academy Award-Winning Director (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus)
When tragedy strikes, 16 year old, América Campos is sent to Argentina to live with her anti-American grandmother Lucía América. América struggles to find her place with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age.

Criada en estados unidos e impactada por una tragedia familiar, América Campos, una chica de 16 años la mandan a vivir a Buenos Aires, Argentina con su abuela quien no conoce. America lucha para encontrar su lugar en el mundo con una abuela anti-americana y muy dominante y al mismo tiempo haciendose de una amistad con Sergio, su vecino de 32 años.

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Cinema UNO
Mexican On Line Distribution Platform
Mexico City, MX

Vanguard Cinema
(Agreement ended in 2015)
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Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Wonderphil Productions
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Marina del Rey, CA. 90292


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New York, NY, 10001


July 2016 - "Exilio y Migración" en Cine Tonalá, Cuidad de Mexico (DF)
November 2013 - Stevenson University, Baltimore, MD
October 2013 - Lasell College, Newton, MA
October 2013 - Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
October 2013 - Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
April 2012 - Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute - Harvard University
April 2012 - Clark University, Worcester, MA

February 2009 - Yale University, New Haven, CT
November 2008 – Hartford International Film Festival, Hartford, CT
July 2008 – New York International Latino Film Festival, NYC
June 2008 – Reel Rasquache Film Festival, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA
May 2008 – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
April 2008 - BAMCinématek – Brooklyn, NY
April 2008 – 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, TX
March 2008 – XXVI Uruguayan International Film Festival, Montevideo, UY
March 2008 – 12th Annual Harlem Stage on Screen: Creatively Speaking Film Series
March 2008 – 7th Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon, CA
February 2008 – Orlando Latin American Film Festival, Orlando, FL
October 2007 - World Premiere - Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY


Selected - April 2009 - Latino Media Market, NALIP, Newport Beach, CA
Selected - June 2005 - IFP/NY Feature Directing Lab with Scott Macaulay
Participant, 2004 Sundance Institute’s Independent Producer’s Conference
Awarded, 2007 Moving Image Fund Post Production Grant, LEF Foundation
Awarded, 2004 Moving Image Fund Development Grant, LEF Foundation
Participant, 2004 Latino Writer’s Lab, NALIP
Script Competition Finalist -25th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba
Semi-Finalist - 2005 & 2004 Sundance Institute’s Screenwriter’s Lab
Awarded, 2007-08 Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award – Emerson College
Fiscal Sponsor: Women Make Movies

Featuring/Elenco (Partial):
Kristen González as América
Gy Mirano as Carolina
Gilberto Arribas as Joey
Ana Maria Colombo as Lucía
Nicolás Meradi as Sergio
Eleanor Monahan as Melinda

Filmmakers/Equipo Técnico (Partial):
Written/Directed/Edited by Cristina Kotz Cornejo
Produced by Cristina Kotz Cornejo & Angela Counts
Director of Photography by Chad Davidson
Production Design by Toni Barton
Costume Design by Cynthia August
Music by Germaine Franco
Additional Music by Andy Kotz
Line Produced by Richard Shpuntoff

© Cristina Kotz Cornejo/Wild Wimmin Films, LLC