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El Gusto

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El Gusto

Available March 3 at 10:00 amMarch 10 at 11:59 pm ONLY

After a chance encounter with an aged furniture maker in Algiers, director Safinez Bousbia discovered chaabi music, a vibrant, cross-pollinated form that flourished in the Casbah but is little known to most Westerners. Upon learning that the man had been part of a celebrated chaabi orchestra in the 50s, Bousbia set out to find as many of his old bandmates as she could in Algeria and France—some of them nearing their 100th birthdays, most having been unable to make a living from music for decades.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the series will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $65 (members), $75 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the series—films will become available at 10:00am on March 3 and will be open to stream for a week until 11:59pm on March 10. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Certain films in this series can and may sell out, so we encourage ticket and pass purchasers to secure their access by unlocking their films ASAP. Series passes and tickets will go on sale 2/24.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021 series.

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