Jewish Film Festival

14th annual international

Jewish Film Festival

MARCH 5 – APRIL 5, 2017

18 dates, 14 films


Opening night: March 5, 7:30pm

The Women’s Balcony

Lafayette Theater, Suffern


The Women's Balcony

A Film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon
Israel, 2016
Language: Hebrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama
96 minutes

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

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Film SCREENING Locations:

Regal Cinemas
The Shops at Nanuet
5101 Fashion Drive
Nanuet NY, 10954
Lafayette Theater
7 Lafayette Ave.,
Suffern, NY 10901