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Opinion Editorials, February 2014
Private Screening of Oscar Nominated Palestinian Film "Omar" with Director Hany Abu-Assad and Producer Waleed Zuaiter at ADC Washington
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 14, 2014
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | February 12, 2014 -
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) cordially invites you to a private Screening of Oscar Nominated Palestinian Film “Omar,” on Thursday, February 20th at at 6pm at Angelika Film Center-Mosaic, 2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031.
Join two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner (Paradise Now), Director Hany Abu Assad, and Producer/Actor Waleed Zuaiter, as they bring us Omar -- the first Palestinian feature film to be almost entirely financed by Palestinians and where all major cast and crew are Palestinian. OMAR depicts Palestinian life as never before seen in an Oscar nominated film! Hailed as a "masterpiece", Omar wowed audiences at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, winning the coveted Un Certain Regard Jury Prize.
VIP Tickets include reserved seating at showing, admission to pre-show reception with Mr. Abu-Assad and Mr. Zuaiter, and post-show panel discussion! General Admission tickets are also available, which includes admission to the showing, and post-show panel discussion! Proceeds from the event will go towards helping get the film in theaters across the country!
Seating is limited, so buy your tickets now!
Click here to watch the official trailer for Omar!
Omar will open in over 40 US Cities on Friday, February 21 and we are working hard to mobilize our communities for a strong opening week. Let's make this major Palestinian achievement a box office success in the US. Early Box Office results will dictate how long Omar plays in theaters - so, we ask you to please rally as many of your people as possible to see what the critics are raving about:
“AN INCREDIBLE LOVE STORY”
- Betsy Sharkey, LA Times
“The unpredictable climax to this political thriller is pure genius.”
-Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine
“A swift thriller...illuminates the unevenly shared predicament of Palestinians on the West Bank and the Israelis who police them.”
-- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. By day, Omar (Adam Bakri) is a baker who must routinely climb over the separation wall, dodging bullets, to be with Nadia, the love of his life (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s ready to risk himself to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, Omar agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game—is he playing his Israeli handler Rami (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will Omar really betray his cause to be with the woman he loves? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed tour de force about the insoluble moral dilemmas and impossible choices facing those living across a riven Palestinian landscape.
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