Film se­ries screens ‘The Band’s Visit’ on Nov. 17

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

WOOD­STOCK, N.Y. >> The charm­ing cross-cul­tural com­edy-drama “The Band’s Visit” will be shown as this month’s of­fer­ing from the Movies With Spirit se­ries on Satur­day, Nov 17, at 7 p.m. at Wood­stock Jewish Con­gre­ga­tion, 1682 Glasco Turn­pike.

In writer-di­rec­tor Eran Kolirin’s first fea­ture film, eight Egyp­tian men from the Alexan­dria Cer­e­mo­nial Po­lice Orches­tra ar­rive in Is­rael from Egypt in full uni­form, ready to per­form at an Arab cul­tural cen­ter in Pe­tah Tikva, a small city near Tel Aviv. But due to a translit­er­a­tion is­sue — Ara­bic has no “p” sound and reg­u­larly re­places the “p” with a “b” — the band mem­bers un­wit­tingly take a bus to Beit Hatikva, a for­lorn town in the mid­dle of a desert, in­stead of Pe­tah Tikva, where they’re sup­posed to be.

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The Wood­stock screen­ing will be fol­lowed by a fa­cil­i­tated dis­cus­sion. Re­fresh­ments will be served. At­ten­dees over age 12 are asked to con­trib­ute $5 to $10 a per­son.

The monthly Movies With Spirit se­ries, or­ga­nized by Gerry Har­ring­ton of Kingston, seeks to stim­u­late peo­ple’s sense of joy and won­der, in­spire love and com­pas­sion, evoke a deep­ened un­der­stand­ing of peo­ple’s in­te­gral con­nec­tion with oth­ers and with life it­self, and sup­port in­di­vid­ual cul­tures, faith paths and be­liefs while si­mul­ta­ne­ously tran­scend­ing them. The films are screened in di­verse houses of wor­ship and rev­er­ence across Ul­ster and Dutchess coun­ties at 7 p.m. on the third Satur­day of every month. The se­ries has no re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about “The Band’s Visit” and the rest of the se­ries, con­tact Har­ring­ton at (845) 389-9201 or at­ger­ry­har­ring­ton@mind­spring.com. De­tails are also avail­able at movieswith­spirit. com and face­book.com/MoviesWith­Spirit.

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