Fill the Void: Cedar Lee Theatre/Lemon Grass

An intimate, insightful, respectful and moving film which follows life among the ultra-Othodox Haredim Jewish community in Tel Aviv, Israel.

4:50 MOVIE

Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.


We'll take a 2-minute walk to Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant. You can start thinking about your options now by consulting the menu here.

Just in case you don't connect with the group after the film, proceed over to the restaurant, practically next door, and ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.


Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family and is about to be married off to a very promising young man of the same age. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther dies during childbirth, leaving her husband Yochay to care for the child and postponing Shira's promised match. When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower, which leaves Shira to choose between her heart's wish and her family's wish to keep the child with them.

Fill the Void was the 2012 Venice Film Festival winner for Best Actress (Hada Yaron), and has been selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. It will also be featured in the Spotlight Program at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

The director shares her thoughts and feelings about this, her first feature film:


CEDAR LEE THEATRE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights

Parking: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. The back half of the parking lot is only 25 cents for 60 minutes.  A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar.


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  • Susan

    Really enjoyed this movie - a look inside the culture of orthodox Jewish families. Very sincere.

    July 9, 2013

  • Jims

    Saw Fill the Void last night. Good movie. It will foster a lot of conversation about religion versus honor (of dead sister) and motives in why the girl was pushed to marry the guy in the first place

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Judy S.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Linda

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You are going to see such great movies while I am away! I'm very jealous. I'll be looking forward to your reviews of this one.

    1 · June 11, 2013

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