R / 98min


Lark Theater Fri, Apr 5 2:00 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Apr 6 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Apr 8 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Apr 9 8:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Apr 10 8:50 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Apr 11 11:05 AM
Lark Theater Mon, Apr 15 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Apr 16 4:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Apr 17 8:50 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julio Torres
Cast:Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA
Screenwriter:Julio Torres
Music By:Robert Ouyang Rusli




Alejandro (Julio Torres) is 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. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.      

A whimsical fish-out-of-water tale following a toymaker navigating the U.S. immigration system, Problemista is a deeply considered, fantastical tromp through a mundane wonderland. - Brian Lowry,

Problemista is smart, sly, and so silly, balancing all its stresses and social commentary with a sense of wonder at the wild world and those who populate it. - Kimber Myers, Crooked Marquee