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THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

 

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. (Israel, 2017)

 

Director  Emil Ben-Shimon

Written by Shlomit Nehama

With Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen Einat Sarouf, Igal Naor

 

Run Time: 1 hr 36 min.