Billionaire aging explorer and rare animal collector, Burnish (Eddie Izzard) has captured a young Yeti and is about to reveal its existence to the world. It will be his crowning achievement. Aided by conservationist Dr. Zara (Sara Paulson), the Yeti is being kept in the Chinese high rise headquarters of Burnish Industries with the aid of an army size security force armed with electric cattle prods. The Yeti escapes to the roof of the building and when surrounded begins a baritone hum, starts to glow and in a flash is gone over the barbed-wire gate and into the night. 

In the morning across town, Yi (Chloe Bennett) is up, dressed and storing her violin in her backpack, out the door leaving her mother, grandmother and basketball-obsessed  6-year old brother Peng (Albert Tsai) to wonder what she’s up to. Since her father’s death, Yi has been withdrawn. We soon see that Yi is a whirlwind of odd jobs. She walks a herd of pugs along the streets, babysits a toddler terror and ends the day emptying a maze of garbage cans in back of a sushi restaurant. Arriving home exhausted, she falls into bed and after feigning sleep when her mother comes in, climbs out the window and up to the roof. There we discover, under the stars, Yi’s sanctuary: wooden crates, sheets and quilts hung over rope strung with twinkling lights. Tacked to the wood, a map with pins and postcards. It is the trip she was to have taken with her father. Her day’s earnings are hidden in a box and she begins to play her violin. The sad melodies waft into the night above the city lit skies.

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