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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
     

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Director: Joseph Dorman, Mendy Cahan, Bel Kaufman, Hillel Halkin

Cast: Joseph Dorman, Mendy Cahan, Bel Kaufman, Hillel Halkin

 

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This documentary is a portrait of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, whose popular Teyve stories inspired the Broadway smash Fiddler on the Roof. Peter Riegert and Rachel Dratch narrate the film, which features rare archival footage and an interview with Aleichem's granddaughter, author

Overview

This documentary is a portrait of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, whose popular Teyve stories inspired the Broadway smash Fiddler on the Roof. Peter Riegert and Rachel Dratch narrate the film, which features rare archival footage and an interview with Aleichem's granddaughter, author Bel Kauffman.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2013
UPC:
0767685284353
Original Release:
2011
Source:
New Video Group
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

"Making the Film"; "On Sholem Aleichem"

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mendy Cahan Participant
Bel Kaufman Participant
Hillel Halkin Participant
Sheldon Harnick Participant
Aaron Lansky Participant
Dan Miron Participant
Avram Nowersztern Participant
David Roskies Participant
Michael Stanislawski Participant
Ruth Wisse Participant
Alan Rosenberg Narrator
Peter Riegert Tevye
Rachel Dratch Sheyne Sheyndl/Stepmother
Jason Kravits Menachem Mendl
Daniel Lerman Motl the Cantor's Son

Technical Credits
Joseph Dorman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Evan Benjamin Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Sue Crystal Casting
Thalia Hoffman Production Manager
Aaron Kuhn Editor
Ken Levis Editor
Mark Mandler Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Marritz Cinematographer
Irene Ovdey Production Manager
Amit Sethi Animator
Amanda Zinoman Editor
John Zorn Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
1. Introduction [2:35]
2. A Shtetl Childhood [8:26]
3. Enlightenment and Love [4:04]
4. A Yiddish Revolution [4:22]
5. Bankruptcy and Success [5:58]
6. The Adventures of Menakhem Mendl [7:04]
7. The Birth of "Sholem Aleichem" [7:38]
8. Tevye the Dairyman [12:02]
9. A World Dissolving [3:56]
10. The Wandering Writer [9:43]
11. War [3:35]
12. Motl the Cantor's Son [4:01]
13. Death [2:29]
14. The Soviet Union and Israel [3:51]
15. An American Tevye [3:04]
16. Fiddler on the Roof [4:30]
17. Forgetting and Remembering [6:27]

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