Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
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When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.
"...a musical and cultural landmark whose influence spans nations, races, religions and generations."
"Max Lewkowicz's documentary keeps reminding us of the multiple sources of inspiration for this quintessentially Jewish musical, from the paintings of Marc Chagall to the politics of the day."
"The heart of "Fiddler" is family, and the film really touches on the meaning of family -- where not everything is pretty, and not everyone gets along, yet there's a connective tissue that offers a warm embrace to the audience."
"What makes it brilliant is that it demonstrates how universal this distinctly Jewish musical has become, how it has been embraced by many cultures and how it is still influential today."