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The Idol (Followed by a reception)

  • Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY, 10570 United States (map)

From multi-award winning director Hany Abu-Assad, a 'feel good' movie from Palestine. Idol is based on the true story of Mohammed Assaf, a Palestinian from Gaza, who grew up to become the winner of the 2013 version of "Arab Idol", and the irresistible symbol of hope for Palestinians worldwide.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Awards:  Golden Orange Award for Best Director (International)

RT: 95 mins


 NPR: "The Idol isn't as complex asParadise Now, Abu-Assad's 2005 masterpiece, but neither is it a propaganda piece about noble Gazans and their unseen oppressors."

Variety: "A simply told but thoroughly captivating portrait..."


Earlier Event: September 15
Later Event: September 15
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