Golda's Balcony, The Film


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Nov 2, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Opening Night Feature Film
Sedona Jewish Film Festival
Release Year:2019
Run Time:85 minutes
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Scott Schwartz
Cast:Tovah Feldshuh
Producer(s):David J. Fishelson


Tovah Feldshuh recreates 100 years of Jewish history playing 45 different characters (including Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Holocaust survivors, Israeli soldiers and, of course, Golda Meir herself), in one of the greatest acting performances of the last 50 years — now captured on film for all time, in this brand new motion picture, "Golda’s Balcony, The Film". Never has the whole Jewish century been dramatized with such heart, dazzle, and sheer jaw-dropping artistry, than in this 85-minute movie which has become, perhaps, the 'Cinderella Film' of the 2019-20 Jewish Film Festival season.

In this final masterpiece (brilliantly directed by Scott Schwartz) by William Gibson, author of "The Miracle Worker," the rise of Golda Meir from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th Century. In “Golda’s Balcony, The Film”, her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph.

As a play on Broadway and Off, Golda’s Balcony sold out over 500 performances, becoming the longest-running, one-woman show in Broadway history. Tovah Feldshuh’s galvanizing, Tony Award-nominated rendition of Golda has been so dramatically edited that audiences may now get up close and personal to Tovah’s marvelous work: her face, her expressions — and the subtlety and unprecedented brilliance of her Golda Meir (and the other 44 characters she plays!).

This special screening of “Golda’s Balcony, The Film” will be followed by a Skype Q&A with Tony Award-nominated actress and star of the film and play, Tovah Feldshuh.