Problemista (2024)


Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, May 17 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, May 18 8:45 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, May 19 7:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2024
Runtime:1h 44m (104 min)
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Format:4K DCP
Assistive Moviegoing:Descriptive Audio
Closed Captioning
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julio Torres
Cast:Julio Torres
Tilda Swinton
Isabella Rossellini
Catalina Saavedra
James Scully
Greta Lee
Produced By:Ali Herting
Dave McCary
Emma Stone
Julio Torres
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.

Score: 3.9

"With Problemista, Julio Torres' utterly unique sensibilities prove a perfectly cracked lens through which to find the surreal humor in bleak aspects of the human experience."

Rotten Tomatoes

"Torres peels back layers of the immigrant story in something packaged as entertainment. It may appear whimsical, but you don’t need to dig too deep beneath the surface to find universal emotions underneath."
The Playlist

"Problemista is not like a Wes Anderson-type hyper-whimsy, but more like the surreal bursting joy of “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” It even breaks space and time like the latter. It is absolutely captivating."
The Associated Press

"This fearless, authentic debut showcases immense command of a unique and inventive form of humor, while touching on a very real issue with heart and candor."
Paste Magazine

"Problemista is not just funny, however, it is also rather earnest and compassionate towards its characters.