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Israel Movie - "The Women's Balcony"

Monday, August 20, 2018 9 Elul 5778

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMASBI

Israel Movie Night
"The Women's Balcony" (2016)

Monday, August 20, 7:00 PM
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.

Sponsored by the Israel Committee.
Pizza, pop, popcorn, and chips will be served.

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