Cover A scene from 'The Specials' (Photo by Carole Bethuel)

Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) is raising awareness for autism with a movie screening, a charity bazaar and an art exhibition

Based on a true story, The Specials is directed by renowned French directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (whose works include Those Happy Days and The Intouchables) and follows Bruno and Malik who look after autistic children and troubled teenagers respectively. The heartwarming 2019 film, which delivers a well-crafted tale of friendship, determination and human connection, will make its premiere on Sept 24 in 23 Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) including the luxurious Aurum Theatre as part of GSC's autism awareness campaign. 

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Above The official trailer of 'The Specials'

GSC had previously screened Redha in 2016 and The Wayang Kids in 2018 to raise awareness for autism

Priced at RM15 per ticket, RM1 from every ticket sold will be donated to selected autism charities and organisations.

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As the leading cinema exhibitor in Malaysia, we have a responsibility to use our influence for good. More than just raising awareness for ASD, it is important that we be kind and help society understand the challenges experienced by those living with autism. With this campaign, we hope to provide the community the support that it needs."
Shirley Low, chief marketing officer of GSC

Apart from the film screening, GSC will also be organising a charity bazaar on Sept 27 and Oct 4 with handmade merchandise created by children and young adults from the Autism Café Project. There will also be exclusive T-shirts in royal blue on sale, with part of the proceeds going to autism-focused organisations.

If you're looking to add to your art collection, look out for the works of autistic artists Wan Jamila, Luqman Hakim, Amira Daniea, and Yuri Azzari at the bazaar — Aurum Theatre will also host an art exhibition celebrating the works of these artists from Sept 24 - Oct 7.

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