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The Women's Balcony
SPONSORED BY
GLORIA AND KEN LEVY AND
BARBARA AND DAVID SILVERSTEIN
IN HONOR OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER
MINNIE "MINA" ITZKOWITZ


The Women's Balcony

Monday, October 30, 8:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Synopsis

A comedy/drama about community, traditions, and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of extremism. An accident during a bar mitzvah leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women's balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic Rabbi David appears to be a savior, 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.


Film Details
Directors:
Emil Ben-Shimon and Shlomit Nehama
Country:
Israel
Language:
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Running time:
96 min
Year:
2016
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Movie Links:
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