[BS/RBS list] "A LIGHT FOR GREYTOWERS" Israel Premiere next week-"by women, for women" movie musical!

Eli Clark edclaw at bezeqint.net
Thu Dec 4 06:49:07 CST 2008

Only 3 performances!
Director Robin Garbose's first feature-length movie musical, "A Light for Greytowers," premiered in Los Angeles on December 29 2007 at Paramount Studios' Sherry Lansing Theater. Based on a popular young-adult novel of the same name, this Jewish "A Little Princess" story conveys the beauty of Torah values while being funny, moving and provocative. The movie is set in Victorian England and tells the story of Miriam, a young girl who lands in an orphanage after fleeing the Cossack pogroms. The cruel matron forbids the girls to observe the Sabbath or to keep kosher, but Miriam fights for her faith.

Eight years ago, Garbose, an Orthodox Jew, created Kol Neshama, a performing arts conservatory for Orthodox girls in Los Angeles. A former Hollywood director and successful director of theater at The Juilliard School and at New York University, Garbose envisioned a "Jewish Juilliard." For the movie's cast, she recruited professional singers and actresses from her community in addition to students from her conservatory.  The movie has approbations from Rabbi Yoel Bursztyn of the Bais Yaakov Girls High School in Los Angeles and Rebbetzin Baila Stern of the Bais Yaakov Girls High School in Passaic, N.J. In accordance with the Orthodox law that does not permit women to perform in front of men, the movie is intended to be viewed exclusively by girls and women. In the US, it has been screened for female audiences from California to Crown Heights.

Based on its artistic merits, the movie was initially accepted for this year's Jerusalem Jewish Film festival and was slated to be screened during the festival, which takes place between December 13 and 19 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. However, the festival's management refused to acquiesce to Garbose's demand, made at the time the movie was first presented for consideration, that screening would be billed as "by women, for women," and so a different venue was found.

"Truly a masterpiece.. with a powerful message of faith" Miriam Lieberman, Binah Magazine

Don't miss it!

Menachem Begin Heritage Center

6 Nahon Street (across from the Cinemateque, next to Mishkanot Sh'ananim)


Motzai Shabbat, December 13, 8:30pm

Monday, December 15, 5pm and 7:30pm

Box office opens one hour before showtime.

45 NIS adult

35 NIS student

For women and girls 8 and over

Dedicated to the blessed memory of Rebetzin Rivka Holtzberg

All proceeds to the Kol Neshama Camp Scholarship Fund

I have no further details- see you there!


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