“Golda” is a ticking-clock thriller set during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (Helen Mirren), faced with the potential of Israel’s complete destruction, must navigate overwhelming odds, a skeptical cabinet, and a complex relationship with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber), with millions of lives in the balance. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation and leave her with a controversial legacy around the world.

Last Sunday afternoon, on National Cinema Day, the Consulate General of Israel to New England and Boston Jewish Film co-hosted a special sold-out screening of “Golda,” followed by a fascinating Q&A with professor Meron Medzini, 91, who served as Meir’s spokesperson during the Yom Kippur War, moderated by Boston Jewish Film artistic director Lisa Gossels. Medzini gave a firsthand account of Meir during a tremendously critical chapter of Israel’s history.

Event partners included ADL New England, AJC New England, IAC New England, JCRC of Greater Boston, Temple Emanuel in Newton, Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland and the Vilna Shul.

“Golda” is now playing in theaters nationwide.

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