Sholem Aleichem gets the documentary treatment

Posted by Jason Diamond

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature.  Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor.  Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema in New York on July 8th.

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  1. Pingback: Joseph Dorman makes Sholem Aleichem docu zing like a Fiddler on the Roof! (Interview) | Mr. Media® Radio Interviews

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