Golda’s Balcony, The Film

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Golda’s Balcony, The Film

“There’s no denying the effervescent splendor of Feldshuh’s triumphant performance.” (Montreal Gazette)

In 2007, Golda’s Balcony was the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history. And now six-time Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh’s stunning stage depiction of powerhouse prime minister Golda Meir is a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph. This biographical drama is an intimate look at the extraordinary woman whose life uncannily seemed to intersect with every major event of the Jewish people in the last century: the pogroms of Russia, emigration to America, Zionist fundraising in the ’20s and ’30s, aliyah and Israeli government service, the Holocaust and its refugees, the founding of Israel and the wars of survival of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Contemporary audiences will inevitably draw parallels between the current situation in the Mideast and Meir’s Israel of 1973, when she agonized over the decision of whether to employ Israel’s nuclear arsenal during the Yom Kippur War. Liz Smith calls Tovah Feldshuh’s performance “a 90-minute miracle.”

Gold’a Balcony, The Film official website


Q&A with Emmy-and Tony-nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh via Skype
Saturday, Apr. 6 2019, 7:00
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This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.

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