Comedy Rated: R 98 min

From former SNL writer and comedian Julio Torres comes his directorial debut about Alejandro (Torres), an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast (Tilda Swinton) becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. The film is a unique, playful and hilarious take on the surreal daily realities of navigating an exciting but scary new home while going through the dehumanizing immigration (and employment) process.

“Julio Torres cleverly pairs absurd comedy with real stakes.” — Maxwell Rabb, The Chicago Reader
“What Torres nails is breathtaking, especially that midnight anxiety at the ATM, the scanning for sketchy cash jobs online and, most sneakily and warmly, a blooming connection.” — Joshua Rothkopf, Los Angeles Times
directed by
Julio Torres
written by
Julio Torres
Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA
English, Spanish
United States