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Filmfest DC - Sheikh Jackson

Wednesday, April 25 At AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sheikh Jackson

Amr Salama

Egypt, 2017, 93 minutes

With gentle, quirky humor, Egypt’s official entry in the Oscars® looks at a conservative young cleric, Khaled (Ahmad Alfishawy), and what happens when he begins to examine how he got to this respected but joyless place in life. Suddenly, nothing is sacred. The unlikely catalyst for his psychological dissection is the death of his childhood pop hero and eponym, Michael Jackson. Yes, the Michael Jackson (who appears in the magic-realism of the film’s conceit played by MJ impersonator Carlo Riley). Khaled has had three role models in life: his father, sunk in debauchery following his wife’s death; a genuinely devout uncle, who brought him into the clerical life in Alexandria; and, well, Jackson, who straddled all the defining contradictions: male/female, black/white, East/West. The film somehow has sympathy for all of these men while allowing that, in the end, manhood cannot be passed down wholesale in any form.—Judy Bloch

 

In Arabic with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Sheikh Jackson
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie  
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015