Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
GKIDS Directors: Roger Allers, Gaëtan & Paul Brizzi, Tomm Moore, Bill Plympton, Nina Paley, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Joan C. Gratz, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha Release Date: Aug. 7 (limited) Box Office: $340,540 domestic Rotten Tomatoes: 70% Synopsis: When exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion. The Word: “The Prophet beautifully updates a beloved global classic for modern family audiences, with a dazzling array of animation styles to fill the eyes (and to hold kids’ attention). Political and social issues are heightened. ... The overall visual effect is comparable to omnibus films such as Paris, Je t’aime, but each story here is exquisite.” — Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.