After America

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Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Tags:Minnesota Made
Culture & Society
LGBTQ+ Currents
Includes Q&A
Release Year:2020
Runtime:125 min
Print Source:Narrative Films
Director:Jake Yuzna
Cinematographer:Adam Olson
Jake Yuzna
Screenwriter:Jake Yuzna
Editor:Jake Yuzna
Composer:Sho Nikaido
Principal Cast:Theresa McConnon
Yvonne Freese
Daniel Nies
Ahmed Yusuf
Dan Fox
Eli Anthony
Brooke Anthony
Robert Dante


How to Watch

Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

In 2019, director Jake Yuzna put out an open call in Minneapolis to criminal justice de-escalators to explore, through performance, the failures they saw in their work and in daily life. The result is an unconventional and eye-opening look at life in America.

A vivid and genre-bending tableau of seemingly unconnected characters–a corrections officer, a Somali writer, a gay and deaf model, and others–created through improvisation, conventional scripting and nonfiction, the stories merge together to create “a singular portrait of the pain and unrest bubbling under the surface of the American way of life.” After America audaciously captures the anxieties facing Minneapolis and America as a whole.

Director Biography

Jake Yuzna Born in Minneapolis, Jake Yuzna is a writer, director and curator. He founded the first cinema program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and has authored books on contemporary art, design, and culture. He is the director of the features Open (2010), The Knife--Live at Terminal 5 (2017), and After America (2021).