The Idol

Date: Thursday 30th November, 2017
Time: 7:45 pm
Venue: Otley Courthouse

Book Tickets

Book online via the Courthouse, call the Box Office on 01943 467466 or visit the Box Office (Monday- Saturday 10 am -4 pm), at Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN.

The Idol

Proudly presented with Otley Film Society.

Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad’s (Paradise Now, Omar) latest film, The Idol is a moving, defiantly uplifting biopic of Muhammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who became a worldwide TV sensation in 2013. Growing up in battle-scarred Gaza, Muhammad dreams of musical stardom.

In his twenties – now struck by tragedy, and desperate to transcend the troubled place of his birth – he enters Arab Idol, hoping against all odds to win.

Dir. Hany Abu-Assad, 2015, 100 mins, Palestine

There will be refreshments available at the lovely Courthouse Cafe & Bar and Fairtrade Palestinian crafts and Zaytoun produce (olive oil and dates etc.) will be on sale – they make great Christmas presents!

 

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