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Screening at Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777
Guest Speaker via live Zoom: Daniel Raim, Director
Q&A moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
Directed by Daniel Raim
Based on the stories by Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jerome Robbins, made its debut on Broadway in 1964, earning nine Tony Awards. Director Norman Jewison’s film adaption of Fiddler on the Roof became the highest grossing film in 1971, winning three Oscars. This fall marked 50 years since the film was made, and the Port Jefferson Documentary Series is excited to share a “sneak preview” of the riveting and joyous film, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN before its theatrical run.
Director, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim, captures the humor and drama of Norman Jewison’s brilliant vision to recreate on film the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia, while telling a universal story about the importance of family and the fragility of tradition. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN not only puts us in the director’s chair but into Jewison’s heart and mind, drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills, capturing how the experience of making Fiddler on the Roof deepens him as an artist and revives his soul. Over twenty years of interviews conducted by Daniel Raim including: Jewison, Topol, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, composer Jerry Bock and many more, illustrate the nuts and bolts of movie making and how this beloved musical made its triumphant, hazardous journey to the big screen and its unparalleled impact as a as a cultural force.
Running Time: 88 minutes