THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

The Israeli Film Series continues in November with THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

The Women's Balcony
film and discussion
Sunday, November 12 at 3PM
Tickets are $7
Available HERE or at the box office.

 

The Women's Balcony
New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!
Israel's #1 Film of the Year!
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.
Hebrew with English Subtitles
96 min.

The Israeli Film Series is a collaboration between Grail Moviehouse and the Asheville Jewish Community Center.  This series is designed to allow us to use film as our window into the minds and culture of Israel.  The 2nd Sunday of each month, a new Israeli film will be presented with a discussion to follow each film. The films have been selected to provide varying degrees and angles of perspective and insight.  We invite you to come explore with us.