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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:July 8, 2011
Running time:93 minutes
Director:Joseph Dorman
Distributor:International Film Circuit

Description: A 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.

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