MAYOR (89 NR)

MAYOR

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VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 2/12/21
3 day rental available for $12
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MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don’t have a country?

English & Arabic with English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: David Osit


 

REVIEW

NY TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

“Surprisingly funny. Hadid comes across as a cleareyed, forthright leader. But Mayor also stands out because Osit has thought it through in cinematic terms.”
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times