THE MIDNIGHT ORCHESTRA

Dir. Jerome Cohen Olivar
(102 min, Morocco, 2015)
Arabic, English and French with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Michael Abitbol, the son of a once famous Jewish musician, returns to Casablanca for the first time after leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur War. There, Michael embarks on a mission to honor his father’s legacy.

Aided by an eclectic cab driver, his search for the former members of his father’s band unexpectedly transforms his life forever.

 

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Screenings

Saturday, March 5, 8:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Press
“ an engaging and creative story that smashes common stereotypes with humour and compassion” –SIGNIS

A poetic, emotional and nostalgic comedy that addresses the question of JewishMoroccan identity.” – L’Observateur

Tickets
Online ticket sales for individual shows close at midnight the day prior to the screening (the text “Online Booking Closed” will appear in the pull-down menu below when advance sales end). Space allowing, door sales start at each venue one hour prior to the first show of the day at that venue.