Nominated for the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, Women Make Movies’s new release BYE BYE TIBERIAS (dir. Lina Soualem) is now playing in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.
The film had its NY theatrical premiere on January 12 at the Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film with a SOLD OUT opening weekend. The run was extended 3x with THIRTEEN sold out screenings! The run at DCTV is only ending due to their programming schedule being fully booked. Stay tuned for information about additional screenings in NYC.
The film opened in Los Angeles on January 19 at the Laemmle Monica Film Center, also to almost sold out screenings. The LA run has also been extended through February 1 – get your tickets now.
Stay tuned for information about screenings in additional cities.
In her early twenties, Hiam Abbass (Succession) left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe, leaving behind her mother, grandmother, and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter, Lina, returns with her to the village. Set between past and present, BYE BYE TIBERIAS pieces together images of today, family footage, and historical archives to portray four generations of daring Palestinian women who keep their story and legacy alive through the strength of their bonds, despite exile, dispossession, and heartbreak.
This moving memoir premiered at Venice, won the Grierson Award at the BFI London Film Festival, had its North American Premiere at TIFF, and shared the jury prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival.