|Tuesday, November 7||7:30 PM||Regal Arbor Cinema 8|
Q&A with Filmmaker, Shlomit Nehama. introduce Stacey Summers the director/writer of Dear Cancer: Love, Stacy.
A comedy about a mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in Jerusalem.
|Title: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY
Director: Emil Ben-Shimon
Running: 96 min.
Language: Hebrew (with subtitles)
When the women’s balcony in a small Jerusalem synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. A charismatic Hasidic rabbi appears to be a savior after the accident, but he slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways among the Modern Orthodox congregants. The changes he tries to impose test the women’s friendships and create a rift between the community’s women and men in this rousing tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
Sponsored by Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States.
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