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Golda's Balcony

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
Golda Meir was an Israeli founding mother and Egypt-stomping prime minister—so she should be ripe pickings for a drama. In fact, William Gibson wrote a respectable one-woman play about her that became a 2003 Broadway hit. But when director Jeremy Kagan tried to film Gibson’s simple monologue, he turned it into a hectoring PowerPoint presentation.

A waxen Valerie Harper clumps expressionlessly through increasingly amateurish video backdrops, including desktop-style “windows” that minimize with an audible swish. Meir needed her wars to appear defensive; sadly, in this ill-considered exercise, the filmmakers commit an indubitably offensive act.

Written by Helen Shaw

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jeremy Kagan
  • Screenwriter:William Gibson
  • Cast:
    • Valerie Harper
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