América: Senior Matinee at DCTV


Join DCTV for a free public screening of América! This event screens as a senior matinee , dedicated to those 62+ (but open to all!), featuring a documentary film with closed captioning and free popcorn. For more information, please visit

About DCTV: Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) was founded in 1972 by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno. For four decades, DCTV has provided low-cost equipment rentals, editing facilities, filmmaking/producing workshops, youth programs, and delivered countless award-winning documentary productions to broadcast air. For more information, visit the website .

Film synopsis: Life’s easy for Diego, who works in a surf shop and performs on the boardwalk for tourists. Yet when his grandmother América injures herself, and his father— América's sole caretaker—is imprisoned for negligence, Diego returns to his hometown of Colima, Mexico, to care for her with his brothers Rodrigo and Bruno. Caught between love and obligation, the eccentric trio clash over money, communication, and the considerable challenge of caregiving. Watch the trailer here.