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MES presents: The Bands Visit

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“The Band’s Visit” (Biḳur ha-Tizmoret) (2007) Written and directed by Eran Kolirin, (87 minutes) Winner of seven Israeli Film Academy Awards including “Best Picture,” this uplifting comedy exposes the cultural curiosity between rural Israelis and a musical band of Egyptian policemen. The eight-man band from Alexandria came to Israel to play for the opening of an Arab cultural center. However, they took a wrong bus and ended up in a provincial town somewhere in the Negev Desert. With no transportation or hotels, band members dine at a small restaurant where the owner, Dina, invites them to stay the night at her apartment and in the restaurant. That night challenges all of the characters and lightheartedly shows their common humanity. Join us for a relaxing, comedic evening for the last Middle Eastern film of the semester!

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.