The Samuel Project (The Samuel Project)


Bryan Glazer JCC Sun, Mar 24, 2019 12:30 PM


Eli, an outcast teen, connects with his isolated grandfather for the first time, and he uncovers the man’s surprising past when he makes his grandpa the subject of an animated art project for school. Eli has dreams of becoming a professional artist and discovers that his grandpa, Samuel (Hal Linden), a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy. After some hesitation, Samuel agrees to tell his story for the project a story he hasn’t told in over 75 years. In the end, Eli’s project makes the finals in a countywide art showcase, where he unveils his animated ‘Samuel Project’ with the help of his unlikely friend Kasim, an electric guitar-wielding school misfit. After decades, three generations of Eli’s family finally connect with one another.