Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Tio Papi


Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 83 minutes

Tio Papi
Tio Papi
Tio Papi
Tio Papi

RayRay Dominguez is the happily single resident of a Puerto Rican barrio in New York. His aversion to relationships gets him in hot water with long-time girlfriend Cheeky. RayRay can’t imagine living a complicated, expensive life like his sister, who has six kids. But one day the unthinkable happens and his sister is killed. A frosty social worker (Kelly McGillis) arrives on RayRay’s doorstep with the wailing children in tow, informing him he’s their next of kin. Dazed, RayRay lets the kids subsist on pizza and sleep in laundry baskets. He can’t wait to start farming them out to “good homes,” though that means splitting them up. Gradually, the chicos start to grow on him and he almost gets used to spending all his money. But then a little one goes missing and RayRay is blamed. When the authorities try to take his family away, TIO PAPI must come to the rescue. This colorful fiesta is sure to warm even the coldest of hearts. – B.B.

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This screening is on Stand By.

Family Films

Recommended for Middle School +

American Independents Competition

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Director Bio
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