Schedule - Thursday, 11/9/2017

7:00pm - Holy Air
2017 | 81 minutes | Narrative
Director: Shady Srour

In Nazareth, Christian-Arab Adam suffers the failure of yet another entrepreneurial idea. He will soon become a first-time father, and his father has fallen gravely ill. Adam needs to catch a break, and finally one day he happens upon his blockbuster idea. With thousands of tourists coming to the childhood home of Jesus every year, Adam could sell them “Holy Air,” bottled fresh from the top of Mount Precipice. For a single Euro, tourists can buy a bottle filled with the very same air Mary breathed when the angel Gabriel announced she would give birth to the “Son of God.” Adam suddenly becomes so successful that he catches the attention of the local Jewish politicians, the Catholic Church, and the Muslim mafia alike. Will success liberate Adam and allow him to support his family? Or will more money lead to more problems? In theaters November 17. 

Thu 11/9 7:00pm JCC Manhattan Tickets

7:00pm - Closing Night: Holy Air

Join us for a closing night celebration featuring a screening of Holy Air and the announcement of the winner of the Bob Simon Award.

Holy Air
Dir. Shady Srour
2017 | 81 min | Narrative

In Nazareth, Christian-Arab Adam suffers the failure of yet another entrepreneurial idea. He will soon become a first-time father, and his father has fallen gravely ill. Adam needs to catch a break, and finally one day he happens upon his blockbuster idea. With thousands of tourists coming to the childhood home of Jesus every year, Adam could sell them “Holy Air,” bottled fresh from the top of Mount Precipice. For a single Euro, tourists can buy a bottle filled with the very same air Mary breathed when the angel Gabriel announced she would give birth to the “Son of God.” Adam suddenly becomes so successful that he catches the attention of the local Jewish politicians, the Catholic Church, and the Muslim mafia, alike. Will success liberate Adam and allow him to support his family? Or will more money lead to more problems?

Screening followed by conversation and reception with filmmakers and special guests.

Thu 11/9 7:00pm JCC Manhattan Tickets