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