The Band's Visit - Film Series

Date: June 21, 2018  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

The Band's Visit

Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.

Drama/romance, 90 minutes
Hebrew/Arabic with English subtitles

Eight Egyptian musicians from the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town in Israel’s Negev Desert. With no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy. Winner of 8 Israeli Ophir Awards.
A new musical based on the film will be opening on Broadway this fall. The production has received many awards for best musical, including from the Obies, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the Outer Critics Circle.

$15 JCC members, $20 public

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Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.

A.K.A. Nadia, Jan. 25

The Wedding Plan, Feb. 22

Apples From The Desert, March 22

Baba Joon, April 26

Past Life, May 17

The Band’s Visit, June 21

Beaufort, July 19

Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.