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10th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

The Aliens

105 mins | Drama | USA | Directed by Byron Yee

Growing up, Jacob used to spend every Saturday night camping in the desert with his disgraced astronomer father, waiting for the extra-terrestrials to arrive. Now an adult, Jacob continues this tradition while his ailing father is in the hospital on his deathbed. One night, a Mexican coyote, Maria, walks into his campsite leading a group of border crossers through the desert. As an unlikely relationship develops, Jacob must choose between his pursuit of the aliens above or the illegal alien that just walked into his life.

An engaging and relatable drama that touches upon elements of family obligation and faith in the unknown.

Co-presented by Philadelphia Latino Film Festival