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Chicago, see Samba for free, followed by a Q&A with its star, Omar Sy

Illustration for article titled Chicago, see iSamba/i for free, followed by a QA with its star, Omar Sy

After breaking into the international scene with his role in The Intouchables, French actor Omar Sy has been splitting his time between films both big (Jurassic World, X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and small (Mood Indigo, Good People). Now Sy returns to the directors who gave him his big break with Samba, the story of a man being forced out of his country. In the fight to keep his home, Samba teams up with an immigration advocate (Charlotte Gainsbourg), but the two become closer than either expected. Samba opens in Chicago on July 31, but The A.V. Club and Broad Green Pictures have an opportunity for you to see a special screening of it for free on July 22, followed by a Q&A session with Omar Sy. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening and Q&A, simply follow the link here and enter your information. As always, seats will be first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. A plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.


Samba reunites The Intouchables’ acclaimed directing duo, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, with award-winning actor Omar Sy in a richly entertaining chronicle of an undocumented kitchen worker battling deportation from his adopted home in Paris. When Samba (Sy) is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned-out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.”

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