8 Apr – In celebration of the World Autism Month, which coincides with GSC's birthday month in April, the cinema operator announced that they are launching their year-long initiative called, "Loving Autism" #BersamaGSC.
In line with the company's autism initiatives over the last six years, April this year will see a re-run of the French film, "The Specials" ("Hors Normes") from 1 to 13 April 2022, a based-on-true-events film centering on two best friends - one who runs a shelter for severely autistic children, and another, who trains young people from problematic neighbourhoods to supervise the children.
In addition, GSC will also be screening English documentary, "The Reason I Jump", based on the best-selling book of the same name by Naoki Higashida. The said documentary will be screened from 14 April to 4 May – making it the first time this film has ever been shown in Malaysian shores.
Both films will be shown exclusively in 28 GSC cinemas nationwide.
Like previous films, "Redha" in 2016 and "The Wayang Kids" in 2018, GSC will be donating RM1 from every ticket sold to selected autism charities and organisations. Tickets to each film are priced at a flat RM15. Companies and organisations that are keen to host private screenings of the film or even host their own fundraiser to give back to an autism charity of their choice – may also book a hall to watch "The Specials" and "The Reason I Jump".
Together, we support and love communities and people living with ASD by #LovingAutism.