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Jacob Burns Film Center to Host The Band's Visit Film Screening

The Tony-winning musical's creative team will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

A scene from The Band's Visit at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The Actors Fund, in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center, will tonight be presenting a special screening of the 2007 Israeli film The Band's Visit as part of the ongoing series Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the creative team of the multi-Tony Award-winning musical adaptation, now running at the Barrymore Theatre.

In attendance will be composer David Yazbek, book writer Itamar Moses, and producer Orin Wolf, who will have a conversation moderated by four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein about the musical's transition from screen to stage.

Directed by Tony winner David Cromer, The Band's Visit is described as follows: "After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian police band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways."

The musical opened on Broadway on November 9, 2017, and won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The Band's Visit film is written and directed by Eran Kolirin. Tonight's screening is sold out. Information regarding future Actors Fund screenings at the Jacob Burns Film Center is forthcoming.

For more information about the Jacob Burns Film Center, click here.


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