Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Wednesday, May 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Director: John Lollos
Country: USA, 2014
Running Time: 75 Minutes
A pioneer of modern Jewish literature, Russian author Sholom Aleichem created a litany of characters and stories that have brilliantly kept Yiddish culture alive. The foremost interpreter of this work is Theodore Bikel, a consummate performer whose luminous career includes countless screen and stage roles. Bikel breathes new life into these late 19th- and early 20th-century tales of Eastern European shtetl life. With humor and pathos, he animates the role of Aleichem’s Tevye, the Milkman; he reenacts other classic yarns of Yiddishkeit and reminisces on his own extraordinary life story. Narrated by Emmy-winning actor Alan Alda, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem is full of wisdom, warmth, laughter and tears as it spills forth a fountain brimming with Yiddish heritage.
“Bikel accentuates the positive…a festival highlight!” - San Francisco Chronicle
Film provided by the National Center for Jewish Film www.jewishfilm.org.
To watch the Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem trailer, click here
$12 JCC Member/Senior 62+/Student
$14 General Public
Series Subscriber (5 films)
$55 Member/Senior 62+/Student
$65 General Public
At the Door:
$15 General Admission (for all ages)