The Band’s Visit
Join Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria to watch and discuss this award-winning film from Israel on Sunday, June 21st at 2 pm. (2007) In Hebrew w/English subtitles. Rated PG-13. No registration required.
This heartwarming and poignant winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.