(2008) Starring Richard Jenkins and Amir Arison. The Visitor is a simmering drama about a college professor and recent widower, Walter Vale, who discovers a pair of homeless, illegal aliens living in his New York apartment. After the mix-up is resolved, Vale invites the couple--a young, Syrian musician named Tarek and his Senegalese girlfriend--to stay with him. An unlikely friendship develops between the retiring, quiet Vale and the vital Tarek, and the former begins to loosen up and respond to Tarek’s drumming lessons as if something in him waiting to be liberated has finally arrived. Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 41 min.