Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness

Format: DVD 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) PJ5129.R2 Z8175 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
 
Call Number  (DVD) PJ5129.R2 Z8175 2013x
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD 92 ALEICHEM Sholem
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Movies
 
Call Number  DVD 92 ALEICHEM Sholem
 
 
Summary
A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest.
Additional Information
Subjects Sholem Aleichem, -- 1859-1916.
Authors, Yiddish -- 19th century -- Biography.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Biography.
Jews, East European -- 19th century -- Social conditions.
Jews, East European -- History.
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher [New York] :Distributed in the U.S. by New Video,2013
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Laughing in the darkness
Contributors Dorman, Joseph, 1958- screenwriter, producer, director.
Rosenberg, Alan, narrator.
Zorn, John, 1953- composer.
Docurama (Firm), production company.
International Film Circuit (Firm), production company.
Riverside Films, production company.
New Video Group, publisher.
Participants/Performers narrated by Alan Rosenberg.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Edward Marritz ; editors, Aaron Kuhn, Kenneth Levis, Amanda Zinoman ; music, John Zorn.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2011.
Special features: Making the film; on Sholem Aleichem.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781463110703
1463110707
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