Still reeling six months after the end of a relationship, TV weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) is forced to take a leave from work after suffering an embarrassing, weepy on-air meltdown. Cooped up alone in his beautiful but sterile Hollywood home, Sean is desperate for companionship but comically inept at finding it. When he hires middle-aged, Latino migrant worker Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to paint his deck, it isn't long before Sean is treating him as a combination of best friend and therapist. Though Ernesto views Sean's manic desire for connection with trepidation and bemusement at first, he soon starts to understand the deep heartbreak motivating his employer's strange behavior. In spite of the language barrier, the odd pair form a unique bond. Though it never shies away from depicting the disparities in class and privilege that separate its protagonists, Papi Chulo is a stirring tribute to the universal feelings of grief, love, and friendship that unite us all.
|Running Time:||98 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||U.S. Premiere|
|Producers:||Rebecca O'Flanagan, Rob Walpole|
|Principal Cast:||Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño|
|Primary Company:||Blue Fox Entertainment|
guests in attendance
Director John Butler will be in attendance January 6.