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Special Advance screening of
Samba
post-film discussion with
Actor Omar Sy
Directors Eric Toledano &
Oliver Nakache
Hosted by TPH Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine
July 15th at 7:30pm

Samba came to France 10 years ago from Senegal. He plugs away at various lowly jobs in a bid to stay under the radar and avoid the authorities. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout, and seeks solace in charity work at the immigration centre. The pair meet when, in desperation, Samba seeks the charity’s help to get the working papers that will allow him to stay in the country he now calls home. Both struggling to improve their lives, fate draws them together and down an unlikely path that will change them both irreparably. Combining humor and heart, Samba and Alice’s story is a touching, topical look at issues – both personal and within our society – but with a lightness and soul to melt even the hardest of hearts.

About the Guests
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Omar Sy

Grew up in a housing project outside of Paris, France. Started his
career doing skits on a local radio station with comedic partner Fred
Testot. Nominated for Best Kiss and Best Supporting Actor at the NRJ
Cine Awards and Raimu de la Comedie awards respectively in 2006.
Released the song Bleu, Blanc, Rouge with Fred Testot in 2010. Became
the first black actor to win the Cesar Award for Best Actor, 2012.

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Eric Toledano

Eric Toledano was born on July 3, 1971 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Intouchables (2011), Samba (2014) and Those Happy Days (2006).

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Oliver Nakache

Olivier Nakache was born on April 15, 1973 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a director and writer, known for The Intouchables (2011), Samba (2014) and Those Happy Days (2006).