In the final performance of his illustrious career, multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner — who died in late August 2021 at the age of 91 — portrays Samuel, a Holocaust survivor who develops an unlikely bond with Casey, a homeless Midwestern teenager.
Despite their respective traumas and initial mistrust of one another, they manage to provide a sense of family and mutual support for each other. While Casey gives Sam a new purpose, Sam in turn gives Casey the guidance and courage she needs to start a new life. Gina Wendkos’ (The Princess Diaries) sensitive script, as directed by Montreal-born indie filmmaker Rafal Zielinski, promotes empathy and understanding in the face of prejudice.
Available: March 15-21
Length: 98 minutes
Director: Rafal Zielinski