Director Eran Kolirin's feature film debut was The Band's Visit back in 2007. Eran has a film retrospective at Quad Cinema co-sponsored by the Israel Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York. Also screening in the retrospective is The Exchange, Beyond the Mountains and Hills, and Let It Be Morning.
Eran Kolirin will have Q&A's at a few of the screenings including one with Actor Tony Shalhoub on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm.
About The Band's Visit
The eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina (Ronit Elkabetz), who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy.