Ezra (2024)

1h 40m / R / Comedy, Drama

A touching portrait of family and friendship, Ezra follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro) while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne). When forced to confront difficult decisions about their son’s future, Max and Ezra embark on a cross-country road trip that has a transcendent impact on both their lives.

Inspired by writer Tony Spiridakis’s relationship with his own autistic son, Dimitri, and directed by Tony Goldwyn – who also appears in the film alongside additional cast members Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg – Ezra is an endearing and often funny exploration of a family determined to find their way through life’s complexities with humor, compassion, and heart.

On opening night, Friday, May 31, please stick around after the screening for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with members of the local autism community, organized and moderated by the MacDonald Training Center.

The 3:30pm matinee screening on Sunday, June 9 and the 7:00pm evening screening on Wednesday, June 12 will be sensory-friendly screenings in Tampa Theatre’s new microcinema. The house lights will remain on, but dimmed; the volume level of the film will be turned down; and patrons are welcome to move around the auditorium, talk, and bring their own snacks if desired. A quiet space will be available in the microcinema lobby during the screenings.


This screening will be held in the Historic Duncan Auditorium during its opening week, May 31-June 6. Subsequent screenings will be held in the new Taylor Screening Room. Screenings in the Taylor Screening Room require seat selection; at ticket purchase, you will be asked to select your reserved seat(s).

Promotional support for these screenings is provided by the MacDonald Training Center, which transforms the lives of people with all disabilities through innovations in vocational training, employment services, residential supports and life enrichment opportunities.