U.S., 2014, 85 min, Digital, Dir. Roger Allers, Rated PG, GKIDS
"A work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators, all tied up and wrapped in a family-friendly bow by The Lion King director Roger Allers." —Peter Debruge, Variety
"For audiences interested in an earnest, inspirational story, full of timeless messages and beautiful animation, this is a lovely reminder of how to live life with purpose and joy." —Sandie Angulo Chen, The Washington Post
Join us at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 2 for a free screening of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet at Break Free Movement located at 4203 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Film tickets include a 30-minute demonstration of aerial yoga for kids by Kristen Llorca, an experienced instructor who has been teaching in Miami-Dade schools and studios for ten years. Recommended for ages 7-12. Sorry, this event is now SOLD OUT!
Celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression.
This breathtaking animated feature, produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival.
Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.
Gables Cinema on the Move brings celebrated films to unorthodox venues and underserved communities with a goal to increase access, encourage interesting discussion, nurture community, and tap into the power of storytelling. Partners include Homework Gallery, Break Free Movement, The Cat's Meow Café, Gramps, the Museum of Graffiti, Lotus House, Overtown Optimist Club, and the Boys and Girls Club. This program is made possible by funding from PNC Arts Alive.