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Jewish Film Festival - Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Date: May 11, 2016Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Carmike Rialto Theater
250 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
Contact: Caren GoldbergPhone: 908-889-8800 x236Email: cgoldberg@jccnj.org

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem 

Wednesday, May 11 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: John Lollos
Country: USA, 2014
Language: English
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

Ticket Pricing

In Advance:
$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)