“Golda” international premiere at DOC NYC, Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:05 pm, SVA Theatre. And a shout-out to go2films, the almost all-woman Israeli film distribution company headed by Hedva Goldschmidt, mother of five.
In 14 years in business, they’ve given birth to a total of 12 babies (winning a certification from Israel’s Jobs for Moms). Goldschmidt says, “We have one man in the office [of eight], who suffers quietly. But he has many sisters so he manages.”
At DOC NYC I’ll also be watching:
“Kosher Beach” with director Karin Kainer in person at the international premiere. Looking at the importance of this Tel Aviv “modesty beach” to the Orthodox women and girls of Bnei Brak who defy rabbis fearful of the beach’s “immorality.” (Israel, 62 min, Hebrew). Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5:05 p.m. / IFC Center
“Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation” with director Peter Hutchison at world premiere. Profiles Life After Hate, an organization founded by former skinheads and neo-Nazis that supports white nationalists seeking to break away from these radical movements. Given exclusive access, director Peter Hutchison follows group counselors as they attempt to reform individuals and offer support to communities impacted by the rise of hate activity. “Healing from Hate” explores the root causes of radicalization and what it will take to return us to a more tolerant world. (USA, 85 min). Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 p.m. / Cinepolis Chelsea
Amy Stone is a contributing editor and a founding mother of Lilith.