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Fill the Void

Fill the Void is an Israeli drama film, in Hebrew w/English subtitles, written and directed by Rama Burshtein. Burshtein is the first ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman (NYC born) to write and direct a feature-length film for a general audience — a notable achievement, since her highly insular community typically forbids watching secular television and movies.

Synopsis: On the verge of her marriage, a young Orthodox Hassidic girl and her family are struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth — and when her sister's husband is pressed to remarry and her mother makes a startling proposition, she is forced to choose between her obedience to her family and her heart's desire.

With her first dramatic feature, Burshtein has created a work that is very likely unprecedented: a woman's view of Tel Aviv's ultra-orthodox Hasidic community from the inside. Typically, a story about a devout 18-year-old Israeli being pressured to marry the husband of her late sister, would include the option of the woman declaring her independence in the modern fashion. Such a choice is not even on the table in this cloistered, intimately rendered world where religious law, tradition and the rabbis' word are absolute.

A graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem and Hassidic herself, Burshtein startlingly brings to life a world known to few in this provocative, undeniably talented debut from a most unlikely source.

Film Website / Trailer

Please note: The Colony accepts CASH ONLY. Tickets are $8.50.

We'll see the 7:15 PM film and gather in the lobby 15-20 minutes before show time. Afterwards, we can head to Falls Tap Room (5009 Falls of Neuse Rd) if people are interested.

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  • Nancy

    Excellent film. Thanks to Shawna for organizing this.

    July 14, 2013

  • Howard G.

    Shawna, thanks for choosing the movie and the watering hole afterwards. It was quite an engrossing film about a very unique religious community. Enjoyed the gathering too ...interesting, friendly people and a pleasant outdoor patio.

    July 14, 2013

  • Shawna

    Very good movie & nice gathering afterwards.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    good movie

    July 13, 2013

  • David

    Something came up

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    unable to make it - have fun!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,

    Totally apropos of nothing, if you bring a clean dozen sized egg carton to the movie I will give you a dozen farm fresh eggs. I have 6 dozen. If you have extra containers please bring those too.

    Thanks

    Kevin

    July 13, 2013

  • laurel d.

    Down with a summer cold. Don't think you'll want me coughing through the film.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone would like to meet me for a bite to eat beforehand at Panera Bread next to North Hills please let me know.

    July 12, 2013

    • Clai

      BTW, where is it, exactly?

      July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is fine with me if you just show up or not, I plan to be there around 6 tonight. It is in the strip mall adjacent to North Hills, in between the Starbucks and the Bonefish Grill.

      July 13, 2013

  • Sandra H.

    Maybe Ill bring 2 guests

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it. I'll be out of town.

    July 8, 2013

  • Sandra H.

    Sounds really interesting! Love to go...I'll try my best! Sandy

    July 7, 2013

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