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2022 NH Jewish Film Festival
Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen
Showing Virtually Only
In Theater Events Cancelled
Available Virtually During Bonus Week,
April 11–April 24
Director: Daniel Raim
Documentary, 2022, USA
The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called "the most powerful movie musical ever made." Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. The film includes behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with director Norman Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters).The film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.
Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022, LA Jewish Film Festival 2022, Miami Jewish Film Festival 2022