New York City
Downtown on Allen Street — Everybody’s blasting – Bacchata. Merengue. Salsa. Everybody’s cooking – Plantains. Paella. Empanadas. Boys play Baseball, Football, Skully, Johnny on the Pony. And this girl – the most beautiful girl – watches from a window. Empanada for a Dream is a poignant and entertaining portrait of family and neighborhood – set against the secret that destroys it all. It’s a story about growing up. It’s a story about getting out. And coming back — to one boy’s Lower East Side.