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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness 2012

  • Joseph Dorman
  • February 24, 2012
  • 93 mins
  • Documentary
Before there was Fiddler, there was Tevye... and the man who created him.
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.


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