Friday, December 26, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.
Omar is a baker who routinely climbs back and forth over the towering Israeli security wall to visit his girlfriend, Nadia. After being routinely harassed by Israeli police, Omar and his two childhood friends shoot an Israeli soldier and Omar is arrested. He is recruited as an informant and he soon begins a dangerous game with his Israeli handler. Can he really betray his cause and exactly who can he trust? This is a quick paced drama, a tender love story, and a poignant tragedy but mostly it’s a film about betrayal, trust, and the moral dilemmas facing those on the frontlines of a seemingly endless conflict. Is Omar a freedom fighter or a terrorist – you decide.
Omar was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. It was an Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and was screened at the United Nations. “Filmmaker Magazine’s” Howard Feinstein says, “The unpredictable climax to this cat-and-mouse political thriller is pure genius.” [Palestine, 2013, Runtime: 96 min, Not Rated, Arabic with English subtitles]
Watch the trailer.