Nominated for the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, Women Make Movies’s new release BYE BYE TIBERIAS (dir. Lina Soualem) will open theatrically in New York City on January 12 at the DCTV Firehouse Cinema. Director Lina Soualem and her mother, actress Hiam Abbass, will conduct Q&As during the following opening weekend screenings:
Friday, January 12 at 6 PM
Saturday, January 13 at 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 15 at 5 PM
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. Tickets are going fast – get yours today!