Rousing, good-hearted tale premieres in Sedona at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 17, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Sedona premiere of the rousing, good-hearted tale “The Women’s Balcony” showing Jan. 27-Feb. 1 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Women’s Balcony” was nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards and has been a hit with audiences and critics around the world. Sedona is one of the first theatrical stops for this feel-good comedy after winning top awards and acclaim from prestigious international film festivals.
“The Women’s Balcony” is a dramatic comedy about community, old traditions and values and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of modern extremism.
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.
“Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood.” — Variety
“A very human and funny story.” — The Jerusalem Post
“The Women’s Balcony” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 27-Feb. 1. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday, Jan. 27 and 30; and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29, 31 and Feb. 1.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.