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Film: THE BAND'S VISIT (2007)


August 21, 2010

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Directed by Eran Kolirin, 2007

In Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles.

Starring Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour.

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in the best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.


Due to unforeseen circumstances STAR TREK IV, The Journey Home (dir. by Leonard Nimoy, 1986) will not be shown.

All programs are subject to last minute change or chancellation.