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"The Visitor" (2007)

A widowed professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) from Connecticut goes to NYC for a conference and discovers illegal immigrants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira), have been living in his city apartment for months. He lets them stay and gets involved with their lives, learning to play the djembe from Tarek and hiring a lawyer when Tarek is detained by INS.

Some interesting commentary on racism (Tarek is arrested for being Middle Eastern in NYC after 9/11) and the inhumanity of the INS system. The djembe lessons were great! I was drumming along on my desk. But otherwise a bit slow. not my kind of movie.

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