Last Men in Aleppo

When:
May 26, 2017 – June 9, 2017 all-day
2017-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
2017-06-10T00:00:00-04:00

Opening Friday, May 19th

 

Wednesday (5/24) 5:30PM
Thursday (5/25) 8:00PM

Friday (5/26) 5:30PM
Saturday (5/27) 8:00PM

Tuesday (5/30) 5:30PM
Wednesday (5/31) 8:00PM
Thursday (6/1) 5:30PM

 

 

Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Fayyad and Danish co-director Johannessen’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosions in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee with their families or stay and fight for their country. A gripping portrait of extraordinary bravery, Last Men in Aleppo provides a stirring new perspective on a conflict reshaping our world.

“[Demands] to be reckoned with. There is no denying the cumulative power of the material, in large part due the protagonists’ endless reservoirs of humanity, dignity and selflessness in the face of one of the world’s worst biggest current and most incomprehensible tragedies. Last Men in Aleppo speaks very loudly from the heart.”– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“Viscerally immediate, exquisitely realized… The cinema is where Last Men in Aleppo firmly belongs. Together with co-director and editor Steen Johannessen, Fayyad brings a rigorous sense of craft and shock-and-awe scale to the film’s impressions of destruction, without impeding its anxious, on-the-hoof spontaneity.”

– Guy Lodge, Variety

110 min. | Unrated | Documentary

Directed by: Kareem Abeed, Mujahed Abou Al Joud

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