The Humans (2021)

Director: Stephen Karam Run Time: 108 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell, June Squibb, Richard Jenkins, Steven Yeun

Country: United States
Language: English

The Midwest Premiere was presented at the Film Center on October 24, 2021, as part of Nightmares Film Festival 2021.

“a remarkably insightful and powerful portrait of the human condition”

—Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare.

The Humans is writer-director Stephen Karam’s debut film adapted from his own Tony Award-winning play exploring the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.

About the filmmaker:

Stephen Karam is an award-winning director, screenwriter and playwright with a talent for finding dark comedy in American culture. For his work crafting plays like “The Humans” and “Sons of the Prophet”—a comedy-drama about a Lebanese-American family—he received two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an OBIE Award and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He also penned the screenplay for 2018 film The Seagull, an adaptation of Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov’s 1890s play.

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