October 29, 2019
Breaking Glass Pictures has set a Nov. 5 release date for Papi Chulo, a comedy-drama written and directed by John Butler and starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño.
The American-Irish film, which originally premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, will be available to home audiences on DVD only. It also screened at the London Film Festival, the Torino Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Dublin International Film Festival.
Papi Chulo features a newly single TV weatherman (Bomer) who 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 (Patiño) for help. Despite a language barrier and having absolutely nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected relationship.
The film grossed $85,000 domestically in a limited theatrical release, with just over $7,000 during opening weekend.