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JCC Film Festival Opening Night: The Orchestra With Broken Instruments

2 June 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

That Orchestra with the Broken Instruments (Opening Night)
Cost: $18

2021 – 1 hour, 19 minutes – Documentary, Musical Film – Hebrew, English, Arabic


A broken string, fractured echo chamber, rustling valves.  One brilliant conductor, three gifted composers, and 100 musicians meet for four days of rehearsals.  They speak different languages.  Their instruments are broken.  An orchestra of professional and amateur musicians, young and old, prepare, against all odds, for a one-time-only concert for the Mekudeshet festival.  A poetic, engaging take on broken and whole presents an eclectic array of Jerusalemites and their determined attempt, even if it’s just for one night, to create harmony out of a discordant city.

Join us for a pre-film event with Neal Gittleman, conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic, and a post film dessert reception.

Competition – Musical Doc Section @ FipaDoc, France, 2022; Israeli Competition @ Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2021

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