El Gusto by Safinez Bousbia (Ireland/Algeria/France, 2011, 88 min.). Disbanded by the 1954 Algerian Revolution, an orchestra of young Jews and Muslims went silent for sixty years. That is, until filmmaker Safinez Bousbia fell in love with their infectious Chaabi music, Sephardic Spanish rhythms with Arabic sound. She brought the El Gusto orchestra back together—its members ranging in age from 70 to 100 years old—for a joyful reunion and a wildly successful European musical tour. Screening preceded by musical performance by Jacques Pardo’s Trio at 2:15 pm. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.
The Museum will close at 4:45 pm and everyone must exit the building at this time. It will re-open at 6 pm for the screening of The Dewey Stone Connection.