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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

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.
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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.
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Special Features

"Making the Film"; "On Sholem Aleichem"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • UPC: 767685284353
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: New Video Group
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,906

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 Voice Only
Peter Riegert Voice Only
Rachel Dratch Voice Only
Jason Kravits Voice Only
Daniel Lerman Voice Only
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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      Making the Film
      On Sholem Aleichem
      Trailer
      About Docurama
         Trailers
            The Thomasheskys
            Sing Your Song
            Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg
            Joffrey
      Docurama Trailers
         The Thomasheskys
         Sing Your Song
         Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg
         Joffrey
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