We recently got the great news that the world premiere of Trumph67 sold out at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF).
After three years of labor, we finally have have delivery!
Our film was the FIRST film to sell out at MSPIFF in 2011. Many thanks to our cast and crew, friends, family, and the film-arts community for this remarkable show of support.
The film community is buzzing with the word about Triumph67. Here’s what Rick Vaicius of Flyway had to say about the film:
“For me, Triumph67 is “one of those films.” It has stayed with me, inspired me, and fed me intellectually. It’s refreshing to see a story involving Palestinian-Americans that doesn’t involve rock-throwing or Kalashnikov-wielding. This is a “real” story– a slice of the Palestinian-American experience and a search for identity in the Midwestern United States.
“Triumph67 should find its ideal audience in the arthouse and film festival world where its deliberately languid pace and its subtle and nuanced story can be fully appreciated.
“Mohannad Ghawanmeh’s performance suits Triumph67 like the well-worn leather jacket he dons or the vintage motorcycle from which the film’s title springs. His voice and onscreen demeanor draw you ever further into Heidi Haaland’s story until you almost feel a part of it.
“Haaland’s script, Dan Tanz’s direction and Jeremy Wilker’s cinematography, in combination, are a deft homage to the great Japanese master, Ozu, whose distinctive technical style and allusive onscreen treatment of defining events might seem forced in less skilled and loving hands. They work in Triumph67 as Ghawanmeh’s character must face his past as he looks for his own identity.”
You can check out more reviews and news by Rick Vaicius at flywayfilmfestival.org