A documentary by Yuval Yuval Hameiri
We are delighted to invite you to a series of festive screenings of the film, That Orchestra with Broken Instruments, which will held in Feel Beit on August 10 (in the presence of the director, Yuval Hameiri), August 17 (in the presence of conductor, Tom Cohen and composer Maya Dunietz) and August 18 (in the presence of composer, Nizar Elkhater) at 7:30 pm.
Tickets at the token cost of 30 NIS can be purchased here.
Click here to watch the trailer
A broken string, a splintered chamber, rusty valves. A 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, old and young, set out on a journey against all odds to create a one-time concert as part of the Mekudeshet festival. A poetic and amusing take on broken and whole that introduces us to a series of Jerusalem characters and a determined attempt to create, and not only for one night, harmony in a discordant city.
If you were with us on that wonderful night, this is your chance to relive it. If you weren’t, this is a great opportunity to share in the excitement retroactively. If you want to hear more, this is your chance to meet the artists responsible for this magical and unforgettable event.
Starting from 6:00 pm, we invite you to come meet us and to enjoy some very special dishes created by chef Assaf Ron, who was, himself, one of the musicians in the orchestra, and to eat your food on our massive, stunning balcony. The event will begin at 7:30 pm exactly (please come 20 minutes before). In all of the screenings we will host members of the orchestra in the audience, and everyone will have an opportunity to meet the stars of the film and participants in the concert. At the end of the screening, feel free to hang us and enjoy some drinks and music at the bar.
Yuval Hameiri and Michal Vaknin’s film documents the creation of Shalem, a massive one-time performance of original music and groove played on broken, old or neglected instruments from all over Jerusalem. The performance was staged as part of the 2019 Mekudeshet festival as a tribute to the city and all of its fissures and cracks. Shalem is a song of praise to Jerusalem, its harmonies and the wholeness within it. Shalem also proposes an alternative for the city, and not just for one night (but as a matter of routine) a sublime, whole and layered harmony.