Let It Be Morning directed by Eran Kolirin official trailer and release date
Let It Be Morning directed by Eran Kolirin

Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), the Palestinian drama film Let It Be Morning is based on the Hebrew-language novel Let It Be Morning by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua. The film stars Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw, Ehab Salami, Khalifa Natour, and Izabel Ramadan.

Let It Be Morning premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.

The film is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and will be expanding to select cities across the country this February 10 in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and more. See below for theater listings.

Let It Be Morning is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri) a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother’s wedding forcing him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding finishes, with no explanation, Sami’s hometown is put under a military blockade lockdown by the Israeli government. When chaos erupts overnight amongst the villagers stuck behind the wall due to the blockade, Sami is cut off from the outside world and trapped in an unexpected situation. As he deals with questions about his own identity and hidden secrets are revealed, Sami watches everything he holds dear begin to fall apart. Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), and adapted from the international best-selling novel by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, Let It Be Morning is a film about a state of siege, both internal and external – centered around a man who has built a wall around his heart, and how that inner wall starts coming apart when an actual, real wall goes up around his hometown.

Watch the official US trailer for Let It Be Morning.

Opens February 3
New York, NY // Quad Cinemas
Los Angeles, CA // Laemmle Royal

Opens February 10
Atlanta, GA // Midtown Art Cinemas
Boston, MA // Kendall Square Cinema
Chicago, IL // Century Centre
Coral Gables, FL // Merrick Plaza
Delray Beach, FL // Movies of Delray
Denver, CO // Chez Artiste
Encino, CA // Town Center
Grand Rapids, MI // The Celebration North
Huntington, NY // Cinema Arts Centre
Lansing, MI // Celebration Cinema
Miami, FL // Silverspot Cinema
Minneapolis, MN // Lagoon Cinema
Naples, FL // Silverspot Cinema Mercato
New Haven, CT // Criterion Cinema
New Orleans, LA // Prytania Theatres at Canal Place
Pasadena, CA // Pasadena Playhouse
Portland, OR // Living Room 6
Richmond, VA // Movieland at Boulevard Square
San Diego, CA // Hillcrest Cinemas
San Francisco, CA // Opera Plaza
San Rafael, CA // Smith Rafael Film Center
Santa Barbara, CA // Hitchcock Cinema & Public House
Scottsdale, AZ // Shea 14
Shorline, WA // Crest Cinema
Washington, DC // Bethesda Row

Expands February 17
Charlotte, NC // The Independent Picture House
Cincinnati, OH // Mariemont
Columbus, OH // Gateway Film Center
Indianapolis, IN // Keystone Art Cinema
Lake Worth, FL // Movies of Lake Worth
Memphis, TN // Malco Ridgeway Cinema
Philadelphia, PA // Ritz 5 Movies
Rochester, NY // Little Theatre
Sandy, UT // Megaplex @ Jordan Commons
Seattle, WA // SIFF Cinema Uptown
St. Louis, MO // Plaza Frontenanc Cinema
Spokane, WA // Magic Lantern Theatre

February 22
Detroit, MI // Knickerbocker Theatre

February 24
Albany, NY // Spectrum 8

March 3
Pelham, NY // Pelham Picture House
and more!

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