WINNER: TWENTY-ONE (21) "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS"

at ALL 21 OF ITS COMPETITIVE FESTIVALS TO DATE!

75  OFFICIAL SELECTIONS TO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALS IN 2019-20
= 1/2 of ALL Jewish Film Festivals in the world in '19-'20! )
Early '19 FESTIVALS
DATES
HONORS
THE  AWARDS

PALM BEACH

PHOENIX

CHARLOTTE

BOCA RATON

CHICAGO

PITTSBURGH

TAMPA BAY

HONOLULU

ROCKLAND County

WESTCHESTER

NEW JERSEY

NEW HAMPSHIRE

DETROIT

WILMINGTON, NC

PASSAIC, NJ

LOS ANGELES

SCHENECTADY

ST. LOUIS

WINNIPEG (CANADA)

DAYTON

WESTHAMPTON

QUAD CITIES (Iowa)

TEL AVIV

JERSEY SHORE

SÃO PAULO (Brazil)

DALLAS

Feb. 4-5, 2019

Feb. 10-11

Mar. 3

Mar. 15

Mar. 16-17, 2019

Mar. 18

Mar. 19

Mar. 20

Mar. 31

Apr. 5

Apr. 6

Apr. 14

May 5

May 5

May 9

May 9

May 19

June 2

June 7

June 27

June 29

July 1

July 22

July 28

Aug. 14

Sept. 4, 2019

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CENTERPIECE

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WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FILM," Audience Choice Award

   ** Chicago RETURN ENGAGEMENT in 2020! *** 

WINNER, "BEST NARRATIVE," Audience Choice Award

 

WINNER, "BEST FILM," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST OF THE FEST," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST NARRATIVE," Audience Choice Award

 

WINNER, "BEST IN FEST," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE" and "BEST PERFORMANCE"

 

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

    2019-20 Season, PART I

 

Sept. 10, 2019

Sept. 19

Sept. 22

Oct 2

Oct. 27

Oct. 30

Nov. 2

Nov. 2

Nov. 3

Nov. 7

Nov. 8

Nov. 8

Nov. 10

Nov. 10

Nov. 13

Nov. 15

Nov. 20, 2019

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Nov. 23

Nov. 24

 

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WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST IN FEST," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST NARRATIVE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

 ---> **   Philadelphia:  RETURN  ENGAGEMENT  in 2020!  ** 

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

WINNER, "BEST FEATURE," Audience Choice Award

 '19-'20 Season, PART  II  ("Virtuals", ENCORES, FINALES)

CLICK

CITY

to

BUY

TIX 

Jan. 19, 2020

Feb. 2, 2020

Feb. 9, 2020

Feb. 8 & 19, '20

Feb. 9, 2020

Feb. 13, 2020

Feb. 17, 2020

Feb. 20, 2020

Feb. 23, 2020

Mar. 1, 2020

Mar. 1, 2020

Mar. 6, 2020

Mar. 7, 2020

Mar. 15, 2020

POSTPONED

Mar. 8, 2020

Mar. 14, 2020

JULY 16-18

APR 19, 2020

JUNE 28-30

POSTPONED

May 17, 2020

May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

JUNE, 2020

JUNE 11-16, '20

JUNE 6, 2020

JULY, 2020

AUG 16-19, 2020

SEPT. 6-10, 2020

OCT, 20-24, 2020

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** 2020: 3 x RETURN

   ENGAGEMENTS

    IN CHICAGO! **

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VIRTUAL        ---->

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CLOSING NIGHT 

VIRTUAL

ENCORE

INT'L  B'CAST

VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL

FINALE

MOBILE moved to February 9

** Philadelphia: RETURN ENGAGEMENT, Feb. 2020!

** HALIFAX: RETURN ENGAGEMENT, Feb. 23, 2020!

**  DALLAS: RETURN ENGAGEMENT, Mar. 1, 2020!

---> ** Chicago: RETURN ENGAGEMENTS in 2020! **

       POSTPONED, date T.B.A.

       FINAL in-person EXHIBITION...... for now

       ONLINE, w/ZOOM TALKBACK (Sat., 7/18, 8pm PST)

       ONLINE, w/ZOOM TALKBACK 

       ONLINE, w/ZOOM TALKBACK (Tues, 6/30, 7pm)

       POSTPONED, date T.B.A.

      "VIRTUAL" online, May 18, 2020 w/ZOOM @ 2pm

       "VIRTUAL" online, May 17, 2020 w/ZOOM @ 7pm
       "VIRTUAL", May 3, 'w/ZOOM Talkback @ 10pm MST

   

       

        Sacramento: ZOOM live =6/16, 7pm PST   

        Sao Paulo (AUGUST, '20 ENCORE)

         ** INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST FROM L.A. **                              Houston & Charleston VIRTUAL w/ZOOM                                                 

         FINALE: Final ZOOM live, 10/22, 7pm EST

THE LONGEST-RUNNING ONE-WOMAN SHOW IN BROADWAY HISTORY 

IS NOW A FILM.

CLICK anywhere on the screen to watch the Trailer.
OFFICIAL TRAILER: "Golda's Balcony, The Film" (2019)

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!

2019

PHILADELPHIA

JEWISH FILM

FESTIVAL

 OHIO 

PREMIERE

2019
CLEVELAND

JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

WISCONSIN
PREMIERE
!

2019

MILWAUKEE

JEWISH FILM 

FESTIVAL

OPENING
NIGHT!
2019 
PHOENIX
 JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

OPENING
NIGHT!

2020
TORONTO

JEWISH FILM

SOCIETY
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!

2019

WINNIPEG

JEWISH FILM 

FESTIVAL

OPENING 

NIGHT! 
2020 

NEW ORLEANS

JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!
2019
AUSTIN
JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!
2019
VICTORIA, BC
JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

"CENTERPIECE
SELECTION!"

2019
WESTCHESTER
 JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL
 SELECTION
2019

QUAD CITIES, IA
ISRAELI FILM
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!
2019
HALIFAX

JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

 
 

SOUTH
AMERICA

PREMIERE!

2019
SAO PAOLO
 JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE

FAVORITE!
2019
HONG KONG

JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

CLOSING

NIGHT!
2019

LONG BEACH, CA
JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

OPENING
 NIGHT!
2020

CALGARY
JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL
 SELECTION
2019

MOBILE
JEWISH FILM
FESTIVAL

 

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Press Kit

 
T H E  F I L M

TOVAH FELDSHUH recreates 100 years of Jewish history playing 45 different characters (including Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Holocaust survivors, Israeli soldiers and, of course, GOLDA MEIR herself), in one of the greatest acting performances of the last 50 years—now captured on film for all time, in this brand new motion picture, "GOLDA'S BALCONY, THE FILM"  here in 2019-2020. Never has the whole Jewish century been dramatized with such heart, dazzle, and sheer jaw-dropping artistry, than in this 85-minute movie which has become, perhaps, the 'Cinderella Film' of the

2019-20 Jewish Film Festival season.

In this final masterpiece (brilliantly directed by SCOTT SCHWARTZ) by WILLIAM GIBSON, author of "The Miracle Worker," the rise of GOLDA MEIR from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th Century. In GOLDA’S BALCONY, THE FILM (2019), her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph.

 

While perhaps ‘a film of a play,’ this new work nevertheless plays like a film. Like the recent high-definition video shoot of Broadway smash HAMILTON, this multi-camera, kinetically-edited version of Golda’s Balcony is likely to be the standard motion picture version of this Golda-bio-drama for years to come. In addition, the film's astonishing winning streak of

TWENTY (21) "AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARDS" 

at all 21 of its COMPETITIVE FESTIVALS TO DATE

on the 2019-20 Jewish Film Festival circuit suggests that audiences

from Los Angeles to Chicago to Boston to Hong Kong & São Paulo

 all agree: GOLDA'S BALCONY, THE FILM is a "must-see,"  

and an extremely satisfying motion picture experience. (Also, the movie's Official Selection to literally half of the Jewish Film Festivals in the world  in 2019-20 (fully 75 out of the 150 mounted that season) has made it, in the minds of many Festival Directors and Audiences, quite possibly one of the more important Jewish Films of this, or any, time.)

 

As a play on Broadway and Off, Golda’s Balcony sold out over 500 performances, becoming the longest-running, one-woman show in Broadway history. TOVAH FELDSHUH’s galvanizing, TONY-Award Nominated rendition of Golda has been so dramatically edited and filmically ‘put together’ here, that audiences who may have originally adored the performance from the upper tiers on Broadway may now ‘get up close and personal’ to Tovah’s marvelous work: her face, her expressions... and the subtlety and unprecedented brilliance of her Golda Meir (and the other 44 characters she plays!).

 

Former HADASSAH PRESIDENT JUNE WALKER perhaps put it best: “Run, don’t walk, to Golda’s Balcony, to spend an emotional hour and a half with one of the great women of history. Jews especially will be touched, but people of all faiths will marvel at this triumph: it is not to be missed!”

 
REVIEWS &
TESTIMONIALS

"Tovah Feldshuh's performance is brilliant. Everyone should see Golda's Balcony, it's a miracle!"

             —ELIE WIESEL, 1986 Nobel Prize Laureate

"I came, I saw, I was conquered! Golda's Balcony is an extraordinary event, bringing Golda, Israel and the Jewish people to life. Everyone should see it!"

             —ABE FOXMAN, Dir., Anti-Defamation League

"Run, don't walk, to Golda's Balcony to spend an emotional hour and a half with one of the great women of history. Jews especially will be touched, but people of all religions will marvel at this spectacular performance. It is a triumph, and not to be missed!"

       —JUNE WALKER,
National President, HADASSAH

"Golda's Balcony is an absolute must! This amazing show enables the audience to experience and relive the critical events from Israel's founding through the Yom Kippur War!"

      —MALCOLM HOENLEN, Vice Chair, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

"PERFECT! Golda's Balcony is the perfect merging of script, actress, character! There's enough humor and drama here for a much longer show, but the 86 minutes never feel long, just perfect!"

             JOHN SIMON,
New York Magazine

"Ms. Feldshuh gives such a fiercely committed performance that she does more than just resurrect Golda Meir: she embodies an entire country!"

           —NEIL GENZLINGER, The New York Times

MARVELOUS! Ms. Feldshuh's marvelous portrayal of Golda Meir will remain in your mind long after the show has ended! A fascinating film!”

     —MICHAEL KUCHWARA, Associated Press

"****1/2!

INSPIRING!

MOVING!

REMARKABLE!

      —ELYSA GARDNER, USA Today

STUNNING! You must see this show! It's the most extraordinary, stunning evening in the theater that I've seen in a long time!

Go see it!.”

    —JOAN HAMBURG

 WOR Radio

POWERFUL! A timely, incisive, powerfully-varied portrait of a remarkable woman, Golda Meir! 'Excellence' you might say, is a synonym for being TOVAH!”

     —ADAM FELDMAN, TIMEOUT, New York

"A 90-MINUTE MIRACLE!" DON'T MISS IT!!"

      —LIZ SMITH

A TRIUMPH! If we could find a way to hook Ms. Feldshuh to an electric generator, New York would never have a blackout again! A personal triumph!”

    —MICHAEL FEINGOLD

 Village Voice

A POWERHOUSE! Ms. Feldshuh is strong, kindly, fierce, decent, willful and generous as Golda! A handsomely crafted, tough-minded story!"

     —LINDA WINER, Newsday

COMMANDING! Tovah Feldshuh gives a commanding performance as a strong-willed politician, while capturing the humanity of the woman!

     —MARILYN STASIO,

Variety

FASCINATING! Tovah Feldshuh gives a blazing performance, less an impersonation than a heroic concept! A tight-knit story of war and peace!"

     —CLIVE BARNES,

New York Post

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