Fill the Void

Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics

Sold Out – Wait List CLOSED.
Thursday July 11th 7 pm

WINNER! 7 Israeli Academy Awards including
Best Picture and Best Director.

Skype interview from Israel with
Director, Rama Burshtein
Special Guest from Israeli Consulate

Dessert reception

NEW! The Hidden Meaning of Fill the Void
Thursday July 18th 10:30 am
CCA Studio
See the film, then explore its meaning at this talk and discussion with Naomi Israel. more

“Transfixing …”           “Remarkable …”     “Ravishing…”    “Elegant …”

Los Angeles Times       The New York Times         NPR          Chicago Tribune

Not just a charming and accomplished first film, Fill the Void qualifies as one of the Venice Film Festival’s most exotic competition entries, throwing open a window on the world of an Orthodox Hassidic family in Tel Aviv. This exquisitely shot film provides an intimate portrait of an ultra-Orthodox family as seen through the eyes of Director, Rama Burshtein who is a member of that community. It is a Jane Austen-esque story of obligation to family versus the desires of the heart.

The screening will be followed by an exclusive Skype interview from Israel with Director Burshtein. Ms. Burshtein won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Director for Fill the Void and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.

Tickets for this exclusive Sneak Preview with Skype interview with the director are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Rama Burshtein

Rama Burshtein was born in New York, USA in 1967. She graduated the Sam SpiegelFilm and Television School, Jerusalem in 1994. During those years Rama became deeply religious and upon her graduation she dedicated herself to promoting film as a tool for self expression in the orthodox community. Rama wrote, directed and produced films for the orthodox community, some of them for women only. She was also teaching directing and scriptwriting in various film and television institutions within the orthodox community; those include Ma’ale Film School,Yad Benjamin Film School for Woman, Ulpena Arts School, Jerusalem. Fill the Void is her first feature film.