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
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
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