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Synopsis: Rosalia, a bailarina in a Jackson Heights bailadero – clubs where Latino immigrants pay women, immigrants themselves, to dance with them – works to manage the emotional expectations of her clients.

Additional background on Bailaderos in Jackson Heights:

Taxi Bar: Jackson Heights, Queens




Run Time

13 minutes


Rivka Rivera (Rosalia)
Tessa Stokes (Esmé)
Melvin Vazquez (Juan)
Jaime Carrillo (Guillermo)

Directed by

Samuel Harwood

Produced by

Arlene Fernandez


Derek Kelly

Director's Bio

Samuel Harwood grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015. He worked afterwards as a journalist, and was a research editor on former Congressman John Dingell’s memoir, The Dean. He received his MFA in Film from Columbia University in 2019. His writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Taco. He currently lives in L.A. where he works as an editorial consultant.

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