Kahlil Gibranís The Prophet

Director: Roger Allers
Narrative Feature :: Kidsalorus
Running Time:
84:00

Screening Info:
Saturday, November 14
10:15 AM
Thalian Main
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Credits:
Writers:
Roger Allers

Producers:
Steve Hanson, Julia Lebedev, Haytham Nasr, Nael Nasr, William Nix, Salma Hayek

Editor:
Jennifer Dolce

Cast:
Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Quvenzhane Wallis, Alfred Molina
Release Year:
2015
Country:
United States
The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since it's publication in 1923. Gilbran's timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression. Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhane 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 that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Gabriel Yared, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Director Bio:
Born in Rye, New York but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Allers became hooked on animation, at the age of five, after seeing Disney's Peter Pan. Deciding that he wanted to purse a career at Disney, a few years later, he sent off to Disneyland for a do-it-yourself animation kit. Allers received a degree in fine arts from Arizona State University but it was after auditing a class at Harvard that he found his interest in animation renewed. He landed a job with Lisberger Studios, where he worked on the animation end for projects such as Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Make a Wish, and various commercials. After he lived in Los Angeles,Toronto and Tokyo working on various animation projects. Landing back in Los Angeles in 1985, he heard that Disney was looking for a storyboard artist and immediately applied. His dream job had finally come true. This lead him to work on The Little Mermaid, The Prince and the Pauper, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. He then made his feature film debut directing The Lion King.