The Women’s Balcony

July 31 - August 3 Rhinebeck

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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
In Hebrew with subtitles.

(USA / 2016 / Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon)
Unrated / 1 hr 36 mins.