DEARBORN — The film ‘Day of the Falcon’ is set to premiere at the AMC Fairlane Theater here on Mar. 1. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Mark Strong and Tahar Rahim and is directed by award-winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud. Day of the Falcon is an epic adventure film with global appeal that offers a positive portrayal of the Arab culture, landscape and Islam.
While the film is deeply rooted in history, the cast and crew were able to witness history in the making during the film’s production in Qatar and Tunisia as it coincided with the pivotal Arab Spring uprising demonstrations.
The theme of how one man’s protest led to a nationwide uprising and the downfall of a corrupt government, interestingly mirrored the film’s own storyline of upheaval in the Arab world during a different time. The film itself faced an unforgettable journey led by its Arab producer, Tarak Ben Ammar, with not only the traditional production difficulties but the impact to the filming schedule and the safety of the cast and crew during a time of political upheaval around them. For show times call AMC Star Fairlane 21 at (313) 982-0015.