FIU students are invited to attend a reception and advance screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, The Brothers Grimsby, this Sunday, March 6.
Students will be able to interact with Cohen and enjoy complimentary refreshments at a reception prior to the film screening. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Cohen who wrote, produced and stars in the action-comedy film. The session will be moderated by FIU English and Film Studies Professor Andy Strycharski.
“Sacha Baron Cohen’s work has always been outrageous, but there’s a serious side that helps us both to see others’ intolerance and, ultimately, question our own,” Strycharski said. “I think college students will be especially interested in how this movie fits with Cohen’s career trajectory of using humor, even uncomfortable humor, to make a serious point about modern society.”
The Brothers Grimsby follows Norman “Nobby” Grimsby, a British football hooligan, on his quest to find his younger brother, Sebastian. After the two were adopted by different families as children, Nobby, played by Cohen, spent 28 years searching for Sebastian. Upon learning of Sebastian’s location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is he a British intelligence agent, but he has just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
The Brothers Grimsby film stars Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Penelope Cruz, Rebel Wilson and Gabourey Sidibe. It was released by Columbia Pictures in February in the United Kingdom and will premiere in theaters March 11 in the United States.
View the official trailer: