Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

  • 2011
  • Directed By: Joseph Dorman
  • Documentary
  • 93 Minutes
  1. Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Sholem Aleichem
Sholem Aleichem is a rivetin g portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, a rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. He plumbed the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, and captured that milieu with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but also one of the very men who shaped it.(HD Cam presentation)


Director Joseph Dorman is scheduled to be present.

The screening is sponsored by the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program and IU Cinema.

More information on Joseph Dorman's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture can be found here.