Enjoy the film that inspired "The Band's Visit" and meet the musical's creators, director David Cromer and bookwriter Itamar Moses! More…
“The Band’s Visit” is one of this year’s big Broadway hits, but many people don’t know that it started life as a movie. Join us for a very special event as we welcome the musical's director David Cromer and bookwriter Itamar Moses, who will explain the musical's journey from screen to stage in conversation with Show-Score's resident film expert, Nathaniel Rodgers (creator of The Film Experience). You might even get the chance to ask a question to these incredible artists, yourself!
Following this thrilling discussion, we will all enjoy the rarely-seen movie in its original big screen format with fellow theater fans.
See it if You want to get interesting and unique insider information on the creation of the Broadway show, and enjoy a great movie too!
Don't see it if You don't care how a movie is adapted into a broadway show.
See it if you love a movie that is warm and full of real human beings. At the heart is the yearning for love and understanding. No politics,
Don't see it if you're looking for a big flashy film with violence and sex.
See it if You enjoyed either the film or musical The Bands Visit and have any interest in the process of getting a beautiful film to musical glory!
Don't see it if You haven’t seen the film or musical or perhaps didn’t enjoy them. Or if you have no interest in peeking at “the man behind the curtain”.
See it if Enjoy considering how a story is adapted from one medium to another, especially when invited to spend time w show creators or historians..
Don't see it if Not interested in THIS movie's story or are expecting film to be action packed. Have no interest in Broadway show or the creative process.
See it if Clarification: I attended screening of film and q&a with director & writer of musical, but not musical. Relationship lovers will love this!
Don't see it if you have irrefutable prejudice against Arabs, Israelis, or singles, have no interest in the Middle East, and prefer action-packed complexity
See it if interested in discussion ahead of time with director and book writer of musical based on movie and seeing movie on big screen 35 mm
Don't see it if Don’t like movies that not much happens or with subtitles. Concept doesn’t appeal
See it if You want a beautiful unusual slice of life in another place story with unique but universally relatable characters and stirring music
Don't see it if You’re looking for a tap-dance musical, or a lot of action. Or you don’t like Hebrew or Arabic, or don’t enjoy Middle Eastern instruments
See it if you loved the musical, and want to learn what issues had to be dealt with in the transition from film to stage. The film is very worthwhile.
Don't see it if you aren't curious about the process of adapting a film into a musical, or if you find the basic story uninteresting.
See it if You want a great story with friendship, love, and a triumph of humanity. The play has wonderful music and a lot of heart.
Don't see it if If you hate musicals and think people who are from different cultures can’t get along.
See it if you like talk-back sessions where you learn more about the flow/decisions made to produce a film/play; or if you did not see the movie.
Don't see it if if you have no interest in seeing The Band's Visit play or movie.
See it if You’ve always wanted to see the source material for the musical, and would rather watch on the big screen than on a TV.
Don't see it if You dislike artist Q&As (especially those with rather generic questions) or disliked the musical. The movie is pretty slow.
See it if you've seen & enjoyed the bdwy musical (show's book is almost exactly like the movie, except for the beautiful bdwy score). MUST see both.
Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles. Bdwy musical & movie are BOTH magical, but the movie offers close-ups & nuances that the bdwy show can't.