The Samuel Project


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Nov 4, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Sedona Jewish Film Festival
Release Year:2018
Run Time:92 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marc Fusco
Cast:Hal Linden
Ryan Ochoa


When one man’s story becomes art.

Eli (Ryan Ochoa) gets to know his grandfather Samuel (Hal Linden) for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, the high school senior discovers that his grandpa, a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.

"Art can unearth stories long-buried and bring to light stories so marginalized, they were never even told." — Nadia Akiyama, The Samuel Project