Film Fest Closing Night: Golda’s Balcony @ The NEON
June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$9
2019 | 86 min. | Filmed Theater | English
Golda Meir’s rise from Russian schoolgirl to American schoolteacher to a leader of international politics as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most amazing stories of the twentieth century. This onewoman Broadway hit starring Tovah Feldshuh and written by William Gibson primarily focuses on the period surrounding the 1973 Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria. Over 500 performances both On and Off Broadway were sold out, earning accolades far and wide. A rare, multicamera shoot from the play’s original run was recently unearthed and assembled into a riveting motion picture. In this film, her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph.
Audience Award for Best Feature @ Palm Beach JFF, Audience Award @ Charlotte JFF, Audience Choice Award @ Honolulu JFF, Audience Award for Best Narrative @ Pittsburgh JFF
Guest Speaker: Dave Fishelson
Dave Fishelson is an American producer, playwright, and director for film, theatre, television and radio, who’s been working in show business on the east coast, mostly Manhattan, for 40 years. He is best known for being the lead producer of Golda’s Balcony, the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history (2003–2005), and for being the founder of an Off-Broadway company called “Manhattan Ensemble Theatre” which won a lot of awards, and where Golda’s Balcony was his biggest hit.