Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Director Joseph Dorman (Arguing the World, NYJFF 1997) returns with this moving portrait of the great Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)—the man whose stories became the basis of the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Using the author’s works and his own life story, the documentary presents a riveting tale of a traditional Jewish world on the cusp of profound change. Ultimately, Laughing in the Darkness reveals Sholem Aleichem’s genius in capturing this world—its darkness, its disorientation—with brilliant humor as he explored the struggle to create a new modern Jewish identity.

Year:
2011
Length:
95 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. 17th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2011
  3. 19th Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. 19th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  5. 22nd Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  6. 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  8. Birmingham Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  9. Central Florida Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  10. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  11. HaMakom Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  12. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2013
  13. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  14. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  15. Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  16. Shreveport Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  17. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  18. Southampton Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  19. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  20. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  21. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2012

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