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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Women's Balcony (2017)

  • 100 Lafayette Street Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801-
  • Manship Theatre
  • January 10, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $10.50, plus tax and fees
  • (225) 344-0334

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Women's Balcony (2017) 

Film Length: 96 Min
This Film is Rated: Not Rated

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Directed by: Emil Ben-Shimon

In Hebrew with Subtitles

Emil Ben-Shimon’s delightful Israeli dramedy begins with a crash: A synagogue’s balcony, to which women are relegated, gives way during a bar mitzvah. After the concrete crashes, the wife of an elderly rabbi is severely injured and the congregation’s happy little world is turned upside down.

The tragedy overwhelms the old rabbi to the point that a younger seminarian, Rabbi David, takes over. He’s mesmerizing and boldly orthodox, full of strict ideas on women’s modesty. Sides are taken; wives and husbands are caught in a battle of the sexes. 

Well-conceived, deftly comic and finely acted (particularly Evelin Hagoel as the gutsy wives’ ringleader), The Women’s Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way. (Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail) 

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.