The Midnight Orchestra

Showings

West Newton Cinema Sun, Nov 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Maynard Fine Arts Mon, Nov 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Jérôme Cohen-Olivar
Country:Morocco
Year:2016
Language:Arabic
English
French
Running Time:102 minutes
Type of Film:Narrative
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Music
Death and Dying
Identity
Anti-Semitism
Website:https://www.menemshafilms.com/the-midnight-orchestra

Description

Michael Botbol and his father Marcel, once a famous Jewish musician, return to Casablanca, which they left over forty years ago amidst a sudden rise in anti-Semitism. But only hours after arriving, Marcel dies and Michael sets out to honor his father by gathering his beloved band from decades earlier. Together with a taxi driver (a fan of Marcel Botbol overcome by grief at his passing), Michael travels the city of his childhood, searching for the band’s scattered members and unexpectedly discovering his own identity.

 

Join us in the Passholder Lounge at L'Aroma Café before the West Newton screening

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