Oxnard Film Society screens “The Women’s Balcony”

Event Details

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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