9 2023


15 2023

Beckerman Cultural Arts Film Series: Fiddlers Journey to the Big Screen


Fiddlers Journey to the Big Screen
VIEWING DATES: JANUARY 9 – 15 Directed by Norman Jewison | Documentary | USA, 2022 | English | 88 minutes 
The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called “the most pow erful 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 inter views with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters).