Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Southwest Premiere

SECOND SCREENING  Mary D. Fisher Theatre  Saturday, May 30, 9:15 am

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran's timeless verses are given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression. This breathtaking animated feature, produced by Salma Hayek-Pinault, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog) and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. In a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek-Pinault) cleans house for exiled poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home—but first they must evade the authorities who fear the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Cast & Crew   Technical
Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha

Roger Allers

Executive Producers:
Steve Hanson, François Pinault, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Julia Lebedev, Leonid Lebedev, Naël Nasr, Haytham Nasr, William Nix

Salma Hayek-Pinault, Clark Peterson, Pepe Tamez, Ron Senkowski

Jennifer Dolce

Principal Cast:
Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, John Rhys-Davies, Quvenzhané Wallis
France, UK, Ireland, Poland, Canada, US, Qatar, Lebanon

Run Time:
84 min




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