Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

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The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called “the most powerful movie musical ever made.” Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison’s quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim puts us in the director’s chair and in Jewison’s heart and mind, drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters). The film explores how the experience of making “Fiddler” deepens Jewison as an artist and revives his soul.



4:00 PM — Shalom Austin Performance Center


Dec 12, 10:00 AM — Dec 18, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

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YEAR: 2022
RUN TIME: 88 Minutes
LANGUAGE(S): English
PREMIERE STATUS: Austin Premiere




DIRECTOR(S):Daniel Raim
SCREENWRITER(S):Michael Sragow and Daniel Raim
CAST:Jeff Goldblum, Norman Jewison, John Williams, Sheldon Harnick, Kenneth Turan, Topol, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Robert F. Boyle