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The Film society invites you to our August Film Discussion: join your neighbors on Zoom to share your thoughts on Samba, August 30, 7:30 pm.

“Samba,” a 2014 crowd-pleasing, social comedy-drama, comes from the makers of “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, and is their second collaboration with charismatic lead actor Omar Sy. Samba Cissé, a migrant from Senegal to France, works as a dishwasher in a hotel. After a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in detention, he is ordered to leave France, but with help from a burned-out businesswoman (Charlotte Gainsbourg), he fights to stay. From the Roger Ebert web site: “Sy makes Samba’s positivity and humor a real thing with practical applications, a survival skill.” Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, 2014, France, in French with English subtitles, 118 minutes. Rated R for language.

Find the film free on Hoopla from Montgomery County Public Libraries or for $2.99 from Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, FandangoNow, or Vudu.

Send an email to Freda ([email protected]) before August 30 to receive a link to the Zoom discussion. A link will also be posted on the WG listserv before the date of the discussion.

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