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New Meeting: "The Band's Visit (Bikur hatizmoret)" @ Embarcadero

From: Goodarz
Sent on: Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:15 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Bay Area Iranians!

What: "The Band's Visit (Bikur hatizmoret)" @ Embarcadero

When: Saturday, March 22, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Any Iranian Culturati

Why: Watch a non-Hollywood foreign film.

Meeting Description: "'Band's Visit' is a heartfelt cultural exchange." Boston Globe

"Bottom Line: Radiant and wise comedy of miscommunication."

" A "little" film with a great reach"

"CANNES -- The Israelis don't exactly put out the red carpet for an Egyptian police band in this radiant and wise comedy about a benign miscommunication between the two countries. Set smack dab in the outer sands of Israel, "The Band's Visit" (Bikur Hatizmoret) shows what you can do with virtually nothing for a set and no big boxoffice elements -- you can make a terrific film about people.

Spry and laced with understated wisdom, "The Band's Visit" could be a winner on the U.S. select-site circuit. Best, this glorious road show also posits larger themes, not only about the relations between the countries but of mankind. And it does so with such deferential grace and good humor that the grandness of the themes never get in the way of the entertaining scenario.

A "little" film with a great reach, it met a crescendo of applause in its Un Certain Regard screening. Underscored with droll comedy and counterpointed with unexpected revelations, this film is an oasis of creativity in the often barren bigness of a festival." Duane Byrge The Hollywood Reporter


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Please e-mail me if you are interested in meeting earlier before the movie for dinner.

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