Saturday Night Cinema - THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Saturday Night Cinema in its 12th year presented by the Commission on Culture & the Fine Arts

Second Saturday of January, February, March and April 2018
7 o’clock in the evening – Free Admission!
EHCCC Auditorium, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford

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. [Menemsha Films] *** ½

Israel, 2016  Language: Hebrew  Genre: Comedy, Drama  96 minutes; Unrated