SCREENING, NEW RELEASE
Dec 11 — Dec 28, 2020
MoMI is pleased to partner with Film Movement to bring Mayor directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.
View Mayor from home using this link (Tickets: $10/$8 MoMI members). A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.
Dir. David Osit. USA/United Kingdom, 2020, 89 mins. Mayor is a genuine political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, Palestine. During his second term, Hadid’s immediate goals are repaving the sidewalks, attracting more tourism, and planning the city’s Christmas celebrations. Yet his ultimate mission is to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with clever observation and a surprising amount of humor, this new documentary offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of the endless invasions that disturb a city that seeks peace. In Arabic and English with subtitles. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 2020 Full Frame Film Festival and an official selection of 2020 True/False Film Festival. View trailer.
A pre-recorded conversation with director David Osit and director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, City So Real) is included as part of your ticket purchase.
“An unique, involving, and edifying experience.” —Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
“Astutely potent and structurally dynamic.” —Carlos Aguilar, RogerEbert.com