Freedom Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 2/11/2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Title: Winter Film Series: The Band's Visit
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176
Location: Freedom Public Library
Description: The Winter Film Series consists of six movies shown on Sundays at 4:00 during the months of January, February and March. The movies are free and popcorn is served. Stay afterward if you can for a simple soup and bread supper and a chance to discuss the film. This is also free! We need volunteers to sign up to make soup or bread (also dessert) and we have a signup sheet at the library's front desk if you can help out.

The Band's Visit: An Egyptian Police Band on its way to play at an opening of an Arab Cultural Institute gets stranded in a bleak little desert town in Israel after taking the wrong bus. The owner of the one dreary café informs the bandleader that not only is there no Cultural Institute opening, there is no culture, period. There’s not even a hotel, for that matter, so the band members have to depend on the kindness of strangers while they wait for the bus to arrive the next day. There is little plot in this charming movie, but the stories of some of these wonderful characters quietly unfold, especially those of Tewfiq, the bandleader, and Dina, the Café owner. In a smart, funny and eloquent film about ordinary Arabs and Israelis (speaking English), the lives, hopes and disappointments of these characters are shown without any intrusion of political hostility.

 

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