The Tiger Within

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
Genre: Drama
Director: Rafal Zielinski
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English

Available within the Sacramento Federation Region

Click here to view a pre-recorded Zoom Chat about the film The Tiger Within, courtesy of the Austin Jewish Film Festival.