MOVIE OF THE WEEK March 29, 2019: WORKING WOMAN

Timely and authentic, Michal Aviad’s drama “Working Woman” will resonate with any ambitious woman who’s ever found that success on the job is accompanied by unwanted sexual attention from a male supervisor/co-worker. So, you know, every ambitious woman.

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THE GOLEM – Review by Susan Granger

Delving deep into Jewish folklore, this saga begins with a brief prologue in Prague, showing a young girl, Perla, watching a rabbi grappling with the monstrous golem he created. Then it’s 1673 in a Lithuanian shtetl, where Hanna ), whose only son Josef died seven years ago, regularly eavesdrops on rabbinical meetings and is secretly studying Kabbalah.

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THE WOMEN’S BALCONY — Review by Marilyn Ferdinand

the women's balconyIt is with a light and generous heart that I suggest anyone within reach of a movie theater showing The Women’s Balcony pack up your necessities and head there at your earliest convenience. What will unfold over your 96 minutes in the dark is a comedy so droll, so full of love and celebration, and so wise in its mild cautions that you may see the world much differently when you emerge into the light. The Women’s Balcony, a major hit in Israel, offers a look at an orthodox Jewish community—and community is what makes this film so endearing and healing.

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