Mayor [Online]

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Dec. 22, 2020 – Jan. 12, 2021

$10 General Admission

David Osit
1h 29m

Visiting Artist

** Featuring a prerecorded Q&A between David Osit, director of Mayor, and Steve James (Hoop Dreams, City So Real, Life Itself) **


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?

Description and images courtesy of Film Movement.

Subtly electrifying… deeply affecting. A movie full of vitalizing, delicate observations.” – Robert Greene, Sight & Sound

Far from a message movie, David Osit’s sensitive documentary is a captivating, enlightening, and ultimately terrifying look at how to survive day by day when the fight for liberation can seem everlasting.” – Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

The best new film about the Israeli-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

Brilliant. Like a lost season of Veep… amuses and devastates in equal measure.” – Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

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