We will be going to an excellent and well reviewed israeli movie, the women's balcony - here are some details
The #1 film of the year in Israel, THE WOMEN'S BALCONY centers on community and old traditions, and the power of women to keep these together in the face of modern extremism. The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women's balcony" in the synagogue. According to the san francisco chronicle,
"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining."
For details of the movie and to see a trailer go to the website for the movie.
Here is the IMDB Page
The price of tickets is $15 + a $1.50 fee - however, if we get 25 people to rsvp and i buy all the tickets, then we can get the tickets for $11 a piece. Also, based on interest I may organize people to go to dinner , at 7:00 - 8:00 PM, likely at Noidue.
See below for all the details
DATE: Thursday, June 19
TIME: 7:40 PM, for a 8:00 PM movie. If there is enough interest we may go to dinner, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, at Bagels and Co, nearby.
Do not come later than 7:00 for dinner - just meet us at the theatre if you are late. I will email people on Tuesday about dinner plans.
LOCATION: City Cinemas Beekman Theatre1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065, between East 66th and East 67th Street
Dinner: If enough folks want dinner, we will meet at Bagels and Co, 1420 York Avenue, between 75 and 76th Street at 6:30 - about a 15 minute walk away from the theatre. Unless anyone knows a closer place!
RSVP - no later than midnight Tuesday, June 27.
See you there!