JPV-Detroit invites you to view the film "Mayor"
Date(s) - 12/21/2020 - 01/04/2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
JVP-Detroit (Jewish Voice for Peace)
“One of the 10 best documentaries of 2020” -@BostonGlobe
“One of the “Best Movies of 2020” -@Indiewire.
Purchase tickets from The Film Lab and use JVP Detroit’s special discount code MAYOR20, to receive $2 off your ticket purchase! Buy your tickets here: https://watch.eventive.org/
Plus, your ticket includes extras: Q&A with the Director, David Osit, as well as a special conversation on Monday, December 21, at 8pm, about the award-winning documentary MAYOR. Guest speakers include Palestinian American poet and community organizer Tariq Luthun and Mayor Karen Majewski of Hamtramck. The conversation will be moderated by Sally Howell, the Director of the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
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?
Regarded for what Vox calls its “Veep-like humor” mixed with “the extraordinary circumstances of navigating the repercussions of a geopolitical conflict”, we believe the film’s blend of black comedy and vérité drama provides a new perspective on life in the West Bank, and that Musa Hadid’s civic commitment — and travails — will inspire audiences.