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GKIDS to Release “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” in NY and LA on August 7, 2015

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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

GKIDS TO RELEASE

KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET

IN NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES ON AUGUST 7TH
NATIONAL EXPANSION TO FOLLOW

STARRING LIAM NEESON, SALMA HAYEK-PINAULT, QUVENZHANE WALLIS,
JOHN KRASINSKI, FRANK LANGELLA, ALFRED MOLINA

LANDMARK SUNSHINE, 143 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
THE LANDMARK, Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Running time: 96 minutes. Rating: PG

ABOUT “KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET”
The Prophet, by 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 filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and 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. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan and Yo-Yo Ma.

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