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6th Annual International Film Weekend

February 21 @ 7pm  “The Band’s Visit”

Carson City Community Center

Free

Feb 22 “Kolya” 7pm

Feb 23 @4pm  “Jean de Florette and 7pm “Manon of the Spring”

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Bikur Ha-Tizmoret
(The Band’s Visit)
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Eran Kolirin
Produced by Ehud Bleiberg
Koby Gal-Raday
Guy Jacoel
Eylon Ratzkovsky
Yossi Uzrad
Written by Eran Kolirin
Starring
Music by Habib Shadah
Cinematography Shai Goldman
Edited by Arik Leibovitch
Distributed by
Release date
  • 19 May 2007 (Cannes)
  • 13 September 2007
Running time
87 minutes
Country Israel
France
United States
Language Arabic
English
Hebrew
Box office $14.6 million[1]

The Band’s Visit (Hebrew: ביקור התזמורת – Bikur Ha-Tizmoret) is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed and written by Eran Kolirin, and starring Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai and Uri Gavriel. It is an international co-production between Israel, France and the United States.

The film received acclaim from critics and audiences. It won eight Ophir Prizes awarded by the Israeli Film Academy.[2] It was Israel’s original Foreign Language Film submission for the 80th Academy Awards, but was rejected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences because it contained over 50% English dialogue.[3] Thus, Israel sent Beaufort instead; Beaufort was eventually included in the five final nominees.[4]

 

This special weekend consists of free afternoon and evening film viewings followed by informal discussion. Afternoon showings will spotlight the independently made films selected by the International Film Weekend Committee, while evening viewings will consist of award-winning commercially produced international films. Submitted films may be produced by students or independent filmmakers in the United States or abroad. Selection criteria include awareness, diversity, understanding and craft. Email friendsinfo@friendscclibrary.org with questions.

The independent film competition submission guidelines are included on the 2019 entry form, including the deadline of January 11, 2019. Contest winners will be shown as part of the Carson City International Film Weekend. This special weekend consists of free afternoon and evening film viewings followed by informal discussion. Afternoon showings will spotlight the independently made films selected by the International Film Weekend Committee, while evening viewings will consist of award-winning commercially produced international films. Submitted films may be produced by students or independent filmmakers in the United States or abroad. Selection criteria include awareness, diversity, understanding and craft. Email friendsinfo@friendscclibrary.org with questions.