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Film Class: Fill the Void

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 US (map)
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One of few fiction films to be made by a Haredi filmmaker, director Rama Burshtein’s awardwinning work follows Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic woman living in Tel Aviv. Her excitement about her impending betrothal is brought to an end when Shira’s sister dies unexpectedly. When her family asks that she marry her sister’s widowed husband instead, Shira is torn between her desires and her sense of duty. 2012, 90 minutes. Led by Library Director Howard Freedman. 

Program made possible, in part, by Barbara Shragge.