Sheikh Jackson

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 5:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:MN Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Release Year:2017
Runtime:93 mins
Festivals & Awards:Toronto International Film Festival
London International Film Festival
Country/Region:Egypt
Language:Arabic
English Subtitles
Print Source:Cleopatra Entertainment
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsijix35ORE
Cast/Crew
Director:Amr Salama
Producer:Mohamed Hafzy
Hani Osama
Cinematographer:Amr Salama
Screenwriter:Amr Salama
Omar Khaled
Principal Cast:Ahmed Al-Fishawi
Omar Ajman Altounji
Maged El-Kidwani
Yasmin Raeis

Description

Khaled (Ahmad El-Fishawy) is a respected and pious young sheikh in Alexandria, Egypt. But when he learns of Michael Jackson’s death on the radio, he becomes increasingly distracted and begins neglecting his wife and child as well as his duties at the mosque. The news of the American icon’s death triggers forgotten memories in Khaled as he reflects on his teenage love for the King of Pop. Flashbacks reveal that the young sheikh’s dysfunctional relationship with his father might have been connected to his obsession with Michael Jackson. A strange case study, by turns comical and somber, of a young man caught between two identities, Sheikh Jackson uses music to expose transnational connections.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the thirteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.