Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

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Released 2011

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2011
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A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. SHOLEM ALEICHEM: LAUGHING IN THE DARKNESS tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature.

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  • 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    It is a rich, beautifully organized and illustrated modern history of Eastern European Jewry examined through the life and work of the author, born Sholem Rabinovich in Pereyaslav ...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There are many scholars and critics here, most of them useful and pleasant, who obviously love him. Most remarkably, there is his granddaughter, Bel Kaufman, still looking terrific...

  • 70

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Joseph Dorman's intelligent if conventional bio-doc of Sholem Aleichem proves particularly revealing, since the famed, dandyish Yiddish writer led a life as full of colorful ironie...

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    adrenaline junkies, adoption