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The Band's Visit

International Film Series: The Band’s Visit

November 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


(Israel, 2007, 87 min., PG-13)

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.


A band composed of members of the Egyptian police force heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Reviews:   New York Times   |  Roger Ebert

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre: Drama , Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By: Eran Kolirin
Written By: Eran Kolirin
Country: Israel
Year: 2007

One Winchester, Many Traditions is a collaborative project of the Library and the Winchester Multicultural Network, funded by the John a nd Mary Murphy Educational Foundation. The project’s purpose is to welcome residents from other countries and to celebrate the varied cultural heritages of all of Winchester’s residents.

International Film Series, first Monday of each month through April in the large meeting room of the library.


November 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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