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Julio Torres and A24’s New Movie Problemista has an Official Release Date

Opening in select theaters March 1st

New year, same problemista. From writer-director and star Julio Torres and acclaimed indie-house A24, Problemista is officially set to open in select theaters March 1st! With Tilda Swinton, RZA, Greta Lee, Catalina Saavedra, James Scully, and narrated by Isabella Rossellini.

PROBLEMISTA had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2023. It was scheduled to be released on August 4, 2023, before it was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Julio Torres is a Salvadoran writer, comedian, and actor, who’s best known as a writer for Saturday Night Live.

The Plot

Alejandro 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 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.

In July 2021, it was announced that Tilda Swinton would star in the film and Julio Torres would costar in and direct it, from a screenplay he wrote, with A24 set to finance and distribute. In November 2021, RZA, Isabella Rossellini, Greta Lee, Spike Einbinder, Laith Nakil, Larry Owens, James Scully and Greta Titelman joined the cast of the film. Emma Stone serves as a producer under her Fruit Tree banner.

Principal photography began by November 2021, in New York City.

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