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Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - Women's Balcony

Date: April 25, 2017Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Carmike Rialto Theater
250 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
Contact: Randi ZuckerPhone: 908-889-8800 x253Email: rzucker@jccnj.org

Director: Emil Ben-Shimon
Country: Israel, 2016
Language: Hebrew
Running Time:  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.

Click here for Women's Balcony trailer

Underwritten by: Doris Butter and Family

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