First Run/Icarus Films is pleased to announce that OUT OF PLACE: MEMORIES OF EDWARD SAID will receive its U.S. theatrical premiere on October 11th at Anthology Film Archives in New York, at 32 Second Avenue.
Borrowing its title from the author’s 2000 memoir, OUT OF PLACE traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics.
Filmed in Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and the U.S., OUT OF PLACE traces Said’s childhood influences and investigates his intellectual legacy, especially the importance of his work in literary criticism and postcolonial studies, his love of music, his role on the Palestine National Council, his troubled relationship with Yasir Arafat, and his position as the most articulate spokesperson for the Palestinian cause in the United States.
A First Run/Icarus Films Release / Produced by Siglo, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan Directed by Makoto Sato / Produced by Yamagami Tetsujiro / Music by Daniel Barenboim 138 mins. / Color and B&W / 2005 / English, Arabic and Hebrew with English Subtitles