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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 7:30 PM
The #1 film of the year in Israel. A dramady about community, old traditions and values and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of modern extremism in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
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Admission Regular - $15.00
Admission Student - $10.00

 
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The #1 film of the year in Israel The Women’s Balcony” is a heart-warming comedy/drama about community, old traditions and values and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of modern extremism.

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout 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. A rousing, good-humoured tale of women speaking truth to power, The Women’s Balcony is at once rebellious and respectful in spirit.