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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Culture & Society
Release Year:2020
Runtime:89 min
United Kingdom
Festivals & Awards:Full Frame Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize
Next:Wave Award - CPH:DOX
Best Documentary - Port Townsend FF
Winner's Circle - DocNYC
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:David Osit
Executive Producer:Maxyne Franklin
Teddy Leifer
Abigail E. Disney
Laura Durning
Producer:David Osit
Cinematographer:David Osit
Editor:David Osit
Eric Daniel Metzgar
Composer:Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Toru Takemitsu
Sam Thompson
David Osit
Filmography:Thank You for Playing (2015)
No Man's Land (2017)



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Reserve your ticket and start watching Wednesday, December 2. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.

Bonus Conversation After the Film

Watch MSP Film Society's conversation with Mayor Director David Osit and Guthrie Theater Artistic Director Joseph Haj. The recorded conversation is included with your ticket and will play after the film.

Partner News: See the Guthrie Theater's live virtual co-presentation of This Is Who I Am by Amir Nizar Zuabi.

About the Film

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?


"THE BEST NEW FILM ABOUT THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT is a dark comedy about Ramallah’s Mayor... offers a striking new perspective on that struggle, with a personal on-the-ground quality matched by grand tonal ambitions that makes it the best of its subgenre." –Eric Kohn, IndieWire

"Impressive. Engrossing. MAYOR is a study in politics both micro and macro, showing what happens when the two come fatefully crashing together." –Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"Thoughtful and gripping... There are whiffs of Veep-like humor throughout MAYOR but it’s also a sincere tale of a public servant who’s seeking to lead in a world that’s stacked against him." –Alissa Wilkinson, Vox


Extraordinary foreign films, must-see American indies, and groundbreaking documentaries from around the world, screening weekly at MSP Film Society.

Included Shorts

Mayor Q&A - David Osit + Joseph Haj (41min) More