Playing through December 24.
- Platform: AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
- Ticket details: $12 ticket price // 30 days to start watching // two days to finish once started
- How to watch: Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone
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?
“A surprisingly funny film... Hadid comes across as a cleareyed, forthright leader. But MAYOR also stands out because Osit has thought it through in cinematic terms: He knows when to dwell on a striking image (such as Hadid examining a painting of Jerusalem on his global travels) and when to let a counterintuitive soundtrack selection play through.”—Ben Kenigsberg. A New York Times Critic's Pick!