Screening and Discussion – “The Band’s Visit”
234 W Hancock Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362
The Athens Jewish Film Festival and the Willson Center will co-sponsor a special screening of The Band’s Visit, the 2007 Israeli film that is the source of the current hit Broadway musical of the same name. A public reception with hors d’oeuvres from The National will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the CinéLab, and a panel discussion with UGA faculty members Rachel Gabara, Ari Lieberman, and Richard Neupert will follow the 7:30 screening.
The event is free and open to the public, with seats for the screening available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Band’s Visit, directed by Eran Kolirin, tells the story of the members of an Egyptian police orchestra scheduled to perform at a cultural center in Israel. Through mishandled travel arrangements, they become stranded for a day and night in a tiny Israeli desert town and find brief, poignant, and often hilarious friendship with its residents.