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Omar: Film Screening

  • Lincoln Plaza Cinema 1886 Broadway New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)


CPS and Alwan for the Arts invite you to attend Saturday evening's screening of Omar, the Academy-Award nominated film from Palestinian writer-director, two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner (Paradise Now) Hany Abu Assad.


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A tense, gripping tale of betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. By day, Omar (Adam Bakri) is a baker who must routinely climb over the separation wall, dodging bullets, to be with Nadia, the love of his life (Leem Lubany). By night, he is ready to risk himself to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, Omar agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game-is he playing his Israeli handler Rami (Waleed F. Zuaiter) or will Omar really betray his cause to be with the woman he loves?


Earlier Event: February 19
An evening with Hassan Jabareen
Later Event: March 6
The Political Mapping of Palestine