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Women’s Balcony

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

womens balcony

Encore Presentation


Directed by: Emil Ben-Shimon
Hudson Valley Premiere
Israel, 2016
Feature, Comedy, Family, Marriage, Traditional Jewish Life, Wives vs. Husbands
96 minutes
Hebrew with subtitles


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

Nominated For 5 Ophir Awards

Press reviews

“Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood.” Alissa Simon, Variety
“A very human and funny story. ” The Jerusalem Post
“Very strong debut from Ben-Shimon has a huge heart… the most moving element emerges from the film’s essential respect for ancient ritual, even as it questions extreme orthodoxies. It’s a tough tightrope to walk, and this film does it skillfully.” NOW Toronto
“The most joyful, good hearted and charming film of the year!” Yair Raveh, Cinemascope

Sponsored by
The Benmosche Family;
Leader & Berkon, Llp, The Leader Family;
Bonnie & Alan Elkin, Ellen & Arthur Wagner, Active International;
Lila & Jules Stern

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://jccrockland.org/film-festival/

Organizer

Elizabeth Rosenblum
Email:
elizabethr@jccrockland.org

Venue

Regal Cinemas
5101 Fashion Drive
Nanuet , NY 10954 United States
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