The Women's Balcony

By Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester (other events)

Sunday, July 9 2017 7:00 PM 8:46 PM

A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing, comical narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power. What begins as a joyous celebration turns into disaster. A battle of the sexes ensues, threatening to tear apart families and friends, husbands and wives, and congregational stalwarts. Infused with genuine characters and big-hearted humor, first-time filmmaker Emil Ben-Shimon and screenwriter Shlomit Nechama fashion a compassionate portrait of modern Orthodoxy, where unity and love are rekindled by a rebellious and progressive spirit.