SHEIKH JACKSON REVIEWED
“Sheikh Jackson” is a fun little indie film about how pop music reaches across borders. Ahmad El-Fishawy delivers as Khaled. He’s a cleric in training that tries to make sense of his love of Western music and his religious training. When Jackson died in the summer of 2009, he’s left to piece together what matters most in his life. Especially since the people around him aren’t handling the Michael Jackson adoration that well. The film draws a line between personalities and when idolization becomes a bridge too far.
I love how true to life the film goes, but it feels like it holds back. I’d hate to see the person that’s offended by a film as honest as this. Still, there’s something to be said for such an unadulterated love.
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Photo Gallery
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1