“I bet you think I’m crazy. Loco.” Official trailer for Irish writer/director John Butler’s latest offering, a comedy/drama about a lonely TV weatherman who strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.
After a newly-single TV weatherman (Matt Bomer) is put on leave following an on-air meltdown, he directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day laborer named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to help. Despite a language barrier and having nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.
Butler’s third feature, PAPI CHULO recently screened to great reception at the Dublin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.