The Band's Visit + Skype Q&A

Cinema

Directed by Eran Kolirin| 2007 | Israel, France, USA | Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles | Starring Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel| 87mins| Certificate 15

An Egyptian brass band travels to Israel but arrives in the wrong town in this much-loved comedy featuring a classic roller skating scene. The film has recently been adapted in to a multi award-winning Broadway musical.

The eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina (Ronit Elkabetz), who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy.

This screening will be followed by some of the people behind the Broadway musical.

Itamar Moses is a writer and producer working for stage and screen. His work includes TV’s Boardwalk Empire (2010) Outsiders (2016) and most recently, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Band’s Visit, based on the Israeli film, and currently playing to sold –out audiences on Broadway.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
Add to Calendar 16/10/2018 20:00:00 16/10/2018 20:00:00 The Band's Visit + Skype Q&A Directed by Eran Kolirin| 2007 | Israel, France, USA | Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles | Starring Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel| 87mins| Certificate 15 An Egyptian brass band travels to Israel but arrives in the wrong town in this much-loved comedy featuring a classic roller skating scene. The film has recently been adapted in to a multi award-winning Broadway musical. JW3 Cinema DD/MM/YYYY

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