Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Closes Thursday, September 15
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1hr 33mins // directed by:Joseph Dorman

A riveting portrait of the great writer, often dubbed "the Jewish Mark Twain," 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.

The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK. "A rich, beautifully organized and illustrated modern history of Eastern European Jewry examined through the life and work of [author Sholem Aleichem]." — Stephen Holden

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The Washington Post

CRITICS' PICK. "Does great justice to reaffirming Aleichem's contributions." — Adam Bernstein

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The Boston Globe

ARTICLE. Documenting origins of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ - by Loren King

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