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Salma Hayek Pinault Celebrates New Film “The Prophet” at Mamarazzi® Event in NYC #TheProphet

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Salma Hayek, The Moms and Funoogles at screening of The Prophet Thursday, August 6, 2015 Photo Courtesy Fredy Mfuko/Mission 101 Productions and Eljay Aguillo/Why I Love New York City
Salma Hayek, The Moms and Funoogles at screening of The Prophet Thursday, August 6, 2015 Photo Courtesy Fredy Mfuko/Mission 101 Productions and Eljay Aguillo/Why I Love New York City

If you’re like us, the book “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran was one of our favorites growing up. “The Prophet” was released on August 7th and actress Salma Hayek sat down after a special for a Q&A to discuss the film based on the volumes of poetry written by Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran at a Mamarazzi event.

For Hayek, producing the film was a passion project as the book connected her with her Lebanese Grandfather and to a hope to inspire children to change the world.

Salma Hayek at screening of The Prophet Thursday, August 6, 2015 Photo Courtesy Fredy Mfuko/Mission 101 Productions and Eljay Aguillo/Why I Love New York City
Salma Hayek at screening of The Prophet Thursday, August 6, 2015 Photo Courtesy Fredy Mfuko/Mission 101 Productions and Eljay Aguillo/Why I Love New York City

The event was organized by SiriusXM’s THE MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein together with Funoogles and Plaque HD as a Mamarazzi® Event at Dolby 88 in NYC.

ABOUT THE PROPHET Movie

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American 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 the 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), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean seaside 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, Gabriel Yared, and Yo-Yo Ma. For more info visit www.gibransprophetmovie.com

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