Film Screening: The Idol

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Film Screening: The Idol
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Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) has fashioned a rousingly entertaining biopic based on the true story of Mohammad Assaf, the young Gazan wedding singer who longed for a chance to show his vocal talents to the world, and was determined to find a way. Comic observations, the joy of music and the triumphant pursuit of dreams combine in The Idol; the real-life story of Assaf’s unlikely climb to the summit of the Arab World's hit TV show Arab Idol (an Arab World franchised version of American Idol). The Idol is a moving and often joyous portrait of one individual who refuses to give up hope, and whose spirit provide the rare chance to cheer a Arab World conflict – one set on a stage. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad

2015/97 min./UK/Palestine/Netherlands/Qatar/UAE

“Thoroughly captivating! It more than earns its emotional impact.”
̶ Justin Chang, Variety

THIS PROGRAM IS A JOINT PRESENTATION OF THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM AND THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS.

TICKETS
$7.50 Museum Members
$9.50 general public

Friday, June 24
7 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 26
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
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By: Arab American National Museum