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 its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression in this breathtaking animated feature.
Saturday, September 19
Doors 4:30 | Movie 5:00pm
Tickets $10 advance or $12 / door
Advanced tickets at www.riotheatretickets.ca
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
Produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, THE PROPHET was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world.
“Awe-inspiring…. It took my soul on a journey. Think of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators. As visually mesmerizing as it is profound!” – Variety
THE PROPHET (Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha; 2014 / 84 mins / G) 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 (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 that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Gabriel Yared, and Yo-Yo Ma.