July 9

Women's Balcony, The

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A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing, comical narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power. What begins as a joyous celebration turns into disaster. A battle of the sexes ensues, threatening to tear apart families and friends, husbands and wives, and congregational stalwarts. Infused with genuine characters and big-hearted humor, first-time filmmaker Emil Ben-Shimon and screenwriter Shlomit Nechama fashion a compassionate portrait of modern Orthodoxy, where unity and love are rekindled by a rebellious and progressive spirit.

Underwritten by
Debby Goldman
Pinnacle Investments, LLC

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NY Times Review: Religion Tests Gender Politics in ‘The Women’s Balcony’
"The Women's Balcony", faith and feminism panel discussion hosted by Menemsha Films
AWARDS The Womens Balcony
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Sunday, July 9, 7pm, Dryden Theatre

Director:Emil Ben-Shimon
Country: Israel
Running Time:  96
Year: 2016
Language: Hebrew
Genre: narrative

Add to Calendar 2017-07-09 19:00:00 2017-07-09 20:46:00 America/New_York The Women's Balcony, Rochester International Jewish Film FestivalDryden Theatre


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