2019 Dayton Jewish Film Festival – Closing Night
June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$8 – $9
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.
Dave Fishelson, lead producer of Golda’s Balconyand founder of the Off-Broadway company “Manhattan Ensemble Theatre”, will speak after the film.