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FALL 2008
December 16

The Bandís Visit

The Band's Visit - still photosIsrael/France 2007, 89 min., dramaDirector:  Eran Kolirin

SPECIAL EVENT: This film night will be held at The Club in Lower Gibsons, 287 Gower Point Road,  (entrance off parking lot) Featuring live music and refreshments.
The Sunshine Coast's Blaine Dunaway will be performing with Ryan Power of
Qualicum.

The Alexandria Ceremonial Orchestra arrives in Israel to play at the opening of the Arab Cultural Center.  Dressed in full regalia and observing all military police protocol, the members of the orchestra look forward to playing at what might be the most important venue of their careers.  But nobody shows up to meet them, and they mistakenly catch a bus to a small forgotten Israeli town in the desert. When it becomes clear there’s no way out until morning, a night of uneasy cultural détente ensues.
"The Band’s Visit has pathos, but it is also very funny."  — Jonathan F. Rogers

LINKS

»  Film website.
»  Strangers in a Land Thatís Not So Strange, NY Times review by MANOHLA DARGIS

SPONSOR

Shey Smith and Diane Fisher. DOOR PRIZE: Hand-thrown pottery.

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