Series/Themes: Jewish and Israeli Voices
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 92 min.
Director: Max Lewkowicz
Featuring: Michael Bernardi, Jerry Bock, Danny Burstein
A love letter to the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, this documentary is an exhilarating exploration of the musical’s origins, unexpected success, and timeless themes. While some regard the musical as a notable piece of popular entertainment, it has persisted through the decades and continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Focusing on three time frames—1905, 1964, and today—this film illuminates the musical’s universal themes of faith, marriage, the importance of community, and individual struggle. Through a series of interviews with the creatives behind the musical and contemporary artists such as Sheldon Harnick and Lin-Manuel Miranda, unique insight is granted into the musical’s enduring effect on pop culture. Introduction by Joel Rubin (UVA)
This film is part of the Israeli and Jewish Film series supported by Congregation Beth Israel
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