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Writer/director/star Julio Torres and Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton team up for this New York-set absurdist comedy about career dreams, bureaucracy, and the art world


New York Premiere

Individual Tickets are currently ON RUSH

From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system. Alejandro (Torres) is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life or be accepted into a coveted incubator program. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast (Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton) becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream.

Fresh off its premiere at SXSW, this satiric comedy from A24 is a burst of queer imagination that navigates life’s absurdities with wry wit.

Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

Part of NewFest Pride (June 1 - 5)
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$18 In-Person Ticket | $14 for MembersON RUSH
In-person access to a single screening.

$85 In-Person All Access Pass | $75 for Members – SOLD OUT
All in-person screenings including Opening Night Film & Party and Women's Night Out.

$145 VIP All Access Pass | $135 for Members
All in-person screenings and events (including Opening Night Film & Party, Closing Night Party, and Women's Night Out) and Virtual Screenings. Early access to theater and reserved seats.


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