Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 18:30
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:30
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Opening Night: $15 adult; $12 child, youth, senior Regular Screenings: $9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 groups of 10 or more
Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, and Michal Socha
Canada, France, Lebanon, Qatar, USA

CAST: Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, and Quvenzhané Wallis


Inspired by the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet is a wonderous and richly-animated adaption of one of the bestselling volumes of poetry of all time. A passion project of actor-producer Salma Hayek, the film is directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), and showcases the work of ten internationally acclaimed animators.

Almitra, a precocious young girl who has not spoken since the death of her father, befriends the poet and political prisoner Mustafa. After seven years of imprisonment, he remains as positive and understanding as the day he was jailed. His poetry inspired the people of a small port city to question the authority of their leaders. Mustafa’s teachings have survived his absence and will likely outlive his presence.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is a deeply spiritual experience, worthy of Gibran's time-honoured and magical book.

Themes: finding your voice, poetry, love, community, speaking out against injustice, freedom

Classification:  G 


Note: In one brief scene, prison guards are shown using excessive force, most of it off-screen.

Join us after the Opening Night Screening for the Opening Night PartyThe party is included with ticket purchase. Passes do not apply to this screening or the party. 

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