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March 22, 2011 - 12:00am

Miral, a New Film about the Palestinian Experience, Screens in NY, LA, DC and Other Select Cities!

On Friday, March 25th, in New York City and Los Angeles, director Julian Schnabel and distributor Harvey Weinstein are releasing a new film, Miral, based on the autobiographical novel by Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal. The movie narrates the personal and political experiences of three generations of Palestinian women as the social landscape in which they live changes with dramatic developments: the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the first Palestinian uprising against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1987, and the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. The American Task Force on Palestine believes that since Miral deals with important topics that have rarely been addressed in major American motion pictures, the film should be widely and openly screened, debated and discussed. Both Schnabel and Weinstein have emphasized the need for Americans to be exposed to Palestinian narratives in order to better promote peace in the Middle East.
ATFP encourages its friends and supporters to attend screenings of the film in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles this opening weekend to send a powerful message that Miral deals with an important subject matter that must be part of our American conversation, and that there is strong public appetite for movies that deal with the Palestinian experience. Opening weekend success will increase chances for more mainstream Americans to see Miral by helping to determine its schedule for distribution in the rest of the country.
Please get your tickets ASAP. Special Q & A's screenings with Julian Schnabel will be held in NY & LA and these events should prove particularly fruitful and engaging. Group events are the best way to sell-out theaters, and ATFP encourages its friends and supporters to consider organizing them. For special Group Sales information, please contact David Hinjosa at the Weinstein Company on 212.845.8650 or email him at

To view the trailer and read more about the film, go to

MIRAL will be released by The Weinstein Company in NY and LA on Friday, March 25th. Opening in select cities on Friday, April 1st.

Q&A's with filmmaker Julian Schnabel after the below showings:
Friday : Lincoln Plaza: After their 5:50PM show / Angelika after their 8PM show
Saturday : Angelika after the 5:45   / Lincoln Plaza after their 8:00 PM show
Sunday :  Lincoln Plaza after their 3:30PM show /   Angelika after their 5:45PM


Miral Opening Dates & Theaters  (Please note that schedules are subject to change)

New York, CT-NJ-NY-PA
-- Lincoln Plaza
-- Angelika Film Center 6

Los Angeles, CA
-- The Landmark
-- ArcLight Hollywood 15

New York, CT-NJ-NY-PA
-- Clairidge Cinemas 6

Los Angeles, CA
-- Town Center 5
-- Playhouse 7 Cinemas
-- University Town Center 6

Philadelphia, DE-NJ-PA
-- Ritz East 2

San Francisco-Oakland- San J
-- Landmark Embarcadero
-- Century Regency Cinema

Boston, MA-NH-VT
-- Kendall Square Cinema 9

Washington, DC, DC-MD-PA
-- Bethesda Row Cinema

Detroit, MI
-- Uptown Birmingham 8

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI
-- Lagoon Cinema

San Diego, CA
-- Hillcrest

Chicago, IL-IN
-- Landmark's Century Center

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
-- Angelika Film Center (Dallas)
-- Angelika Film Center (Plano)

Houston, TX
-- River Oaks Theater


American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017