The official word: THE CITIZEN tells the story of an Arab immigrant named Ibrahim (played by celebrated Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy from FAIR GAME) who wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10th, 2001.
That’s probably not great timing. Right? Probably not the best. That’s what we’re thinking, anyway.
What is interesting is that both “The Princess Bride’s” Cary Elwes and the beautiful Agnes Bruckner are in this film, and that it will have its North American premiere at the Heartland Film Festival in October. Given that “The Space Between,” starring Melissa Leo and directed by Travis Fine, won Heartland’s big cash prize a couple of years ago with a similar undercurrent of 9/11 and race relations, we’re also thinking this film should play well.
Check out the trailer: