Golda is one of at least two biopics this year featuring non-Jewish actors wearing prosthetics to portray Jewish people. The immediate background going into Golda: Egypt, Syria and Jordan surprised Israel on Yom Kippur in 1973 with an attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Fighting would last 19 days and the U.S. would step up with ceasefire talks. The war would leave devastating ramifications for Golda’s legacy. In 1974, Golda would testify…"Golda: No Amount of Makeup Prevents Biopic From Being a Letdown"
The biggest selling point on Golda is newly discovered footage of the late Israeli prime minister taped just a few months before her passing. Long before Margaret Thatcher was the Iron Lady, the title belonged to Golda Meir. Born in Ukraine and later living in Milwaukee, Meir would eventually make aliyah. While she would later be active in Israeli politics, ill health forced her to retire in 1966. Retirement would be short-lived as Meir would…"DOC NYC 2019: Golda"