Director: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
Runtime: 114 min
Release Date: 2019 (France)
Language: French with English subtitles
In-Person: Sunday, November 7 at the McCoy Center for the Arts @ 6 p.m. / $25
Virtual: Monday, November 8 @ 7 p.m. – Wednesday, November 10 @ 7 p.m./$25
The Specials is a heartfelt drama inspired by a true story. Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) plays Bruno, a Jewish man who runs a shelter for autistic teens turned away from other institutions. His friend Malik is a Muslim who runs a non-profit that trains disadvantaged teenagers to be caregivers. Frustrated by lack of funding, the two men join forces to confront systemic neglect and fight for those marginalized by society.
This evening’s film is in celebration of Andrew Ethan Stern.