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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Documentary

Screening Information

World Premiere
May 8 - 7:30PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2019
Running Time 92 MIN
Language English
Director Max Lewkowicz

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Description

The story of Broadway sensation, Fiddler on the Roof and its phenomenal impact around the world.

Join Sheldon Harnick, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey and many others, as director Max Lewkowicz chronicles the play’s backstory, from its 1960s New York roots, when "tradition" was on the wane and civil rights were evolving. Most revealing is the story of the play’s global impact, where audiences all over the world for the last half-century have claimed Tevye’s story as their own, from suburban middle schools in Nebraska to grand state theatres in Japan. Also featuring interviews with Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, and Nathan Englander, as well as archival footage of original director-choreographer Jerome Robbins and star Zero Mostel.

Presentation Details

Guests Director Max Lewkowicz and Producer Valerie Thomas
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