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The Band’s Visit

October 11 - October 13

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus? 

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON SEEING THE BAND’S VISIT ON SUNDAY NIGHT…Bear’s Place is open but is out of food (Homecoming weekend) – you are welcome to bring food from outside

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel to play at the opening of an Arab Cultural Center. Dressed in full regalia and observing all military police protocol, the members of the orchestra are at a pivotal time in their careers. It’s not just the political nature of an Arab military police band playing traditional Arab music in Israel that makes this event so important; budget cuts and many reorganizations have threatened the continued existence of the Orchestra. Faced with the heavy burden of this assignment, the stoic conductor Tewfiq is determined not to foul their excursion. Despite all Tewfiqs efforts, it’s not long before problems arise. The band arrives at the airport with no one there to greet them. Stranded and unable able to contact their Israeli hosts or the Egyptian consulate for help, Tewfiq decides that the Orchestra will persevere with its assignment and orders, and designates Khaled, a sauve young ladies man, to ask for directions. Khaled and the station agent struggle in English, Arabic and Hebrew to communicate, but despite their best efforts, the Orchestra is sent to the outskirts of a small forgotten Israeli town in the desert.

2008 | 87 min | a discussion follows the Oct 11th screening

Friday Oct 11
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
The Band’s Visit – 7:15 – IU Global & International Theater
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday Oct 12
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
The Band’s Visit – 7:15 – IU Global & International Theater
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Sunday, Oct 13 at Bear’s Place
Asako I & II – 3pm
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 5pm
The Band’s Visit – 7:30 – Last Chance!

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Start:
October 11
End:
October 13