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    Oxnard Film Society screens “The Women’s Balcony”

    Israel’s #1 Film of the Year 

    New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!
    The Women’s Balcony  
    ISRAEL 2016  
    Comedy/Drama 1hr 36mins  PG-13   
    In Hebrew with English subtitles   


    MONDAY, June 19 @ 3:30pm and 6:30pm
    Film Sponsor:  Chris Cade
    ” A charming, warm-hearted comedy”
    Kenneth Turan, LA Times
    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.
    Note:  All dialog in films from non-English speaking countries will be presented in its original language accompanied by English subtitles.
    See you at the Movies!
    Oxnard Film Society
    Board of Directors
    George J. Sandoval, President
    Dr. Jesus Gonzales, Vice-President
    Kathy Ramirez, Secretary/Treasurer
    Vince Behrens, Member
    Shima Lara, Member

    Oxnard Film Society
    PO Box 606
    Oxnard, CA 93032-0606


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