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After leaving Morocco amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur war, the son of a once famous Jewish musician travels to his home country to bury his father. As he meets the members of the band, his life unexpectedly transforms.

Seattle Sephardic Network is pleased to present Sephardic in Seattle – A Night at the Movies.

REVIEW dloft59 from Portland, Oregon  Successfully wealthy in finance, Michael Abitbol has lived in the U.S. and not seen his father for some years when he returns to his native Morocco at his father’s bidding. The family had fled Casablanca in 1973 when racial tensions rose as a result of the Yom Kippur War. Michael has to unravel at least two mysteries from his childhood: why his father abandoned a budding career and his band, and what happened to the other young musicians who played in that band. With a comical Arab cab driver as his guide, Michael searches for the surviving members of his father’s combo, whose lives have diverged in wild and some not-so-lovely ways. Music, ghosts, and intercultural misunderstandings spice this often funny, sometimes menacing tale.

We invite the community to enjoy The Midnight Orchestra, a first-run film in English, French and Arabic about the son of a once-famous Jewish musician who returns to his home country to bury his father after leaving Morocco amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur war. As he meets the members of the band, his life unexpectedly transforms. Join friends – new and old – at the Majestic Bay Theaters, 2044 Northwest Market Street, Seattle on Wednesday Nov. 16, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $12 and your admission fee includes the movie, one small popcorn and a gift box of Sephardic delicacies to take home ($40 value total)!

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sephardic-in-seattle-a-night-at-the-movies-tickets-28538021992?aff=eac2. Space is limited. For more information, contact Doreen C. Alhadeff at Seattlesephardicnetwork@gmail.com or


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