"The Women's Balcony"
Co-sponsored by JTB
Israel / 96 minutes / subtitles
October 20 @ 8:15 PM - November 5 @ 5:15 PM
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The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington is pleased to join with The Ryder in co-sponsoring the Israeli film, "The Women's Balcony."
A huge box office hit in Israel, The "Women's Balcony" is a portrait of a devout Jewish community in Jerusalem suddenly under pressure from an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi to observe their faith in a more rigid way. While on the surface, a gently affectionate comedy, the film also makes some powerful points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful.
"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining." Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 6/4/2017