November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
via Zoom

9:00 – Sunday School
Adult Programming
10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements
11:00 – Service
11:30-12:45 – The Band’s Visit Movie Discussion

Join us for a facilitated discussion of the The Band’s Visit (2007), winner of eight Ophir (Academy Award) prizes by the Israeli Film Board. The film presents a musical band composed of members of the Egyptian police force, as they head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center. Finding themselves lost in the wrong town, both Egyptians and Israelis overcome ethnic barriers, finding companionship through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy. The Boston Globe reviewer described this film as a “comedy and tragedy of the things that separate people: borders, religions, languages, loneliness. It’s a small, profoundly satisfying movie that keeps echoing long after it’s over.”

NOTE: We will NOT be screening the film together. The film is available to stream for free here. You can find other places to watch at here. Please watch the movie in advance of the discussion.