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