Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sholem Aleichem: More Chances

Laughing in the Dark:  Did you miss Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness when it was presented as the second of five films in HaMakom's Jewish Film Festival?  Well, good luck (and excellent planning) are with you!.  The film is being presented at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, and will be presented at the Guild Cinema in Abq.

CCA Cinematheque
1050 Old Pecos Trail (505) 982-1338
Tuesday November 1 - Thursday November 3 @ 5:30 pm
Friday November 4 - Sunday November 6 @  5:30 pm & 7:20 pm
Tuesday November 8 - Thursday November 10 @ 3:40 pm & 5:30 pm

Guild Cinema
3405 Central Avenue NE (505) 255-1848
Sunday November 27 to Thursday December 1
4:00 pm - 6:00pm -  8:00 pm
A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who shaped it.

Using rarely seen photographs and archive footage, the voices of actors Peter Riegert and Rachel Dratch, and interviews with leading experts and the author’s own granddaughter, author Bel Kauffmann, the film brings to life as never before Sholem Aleichem’s world and his timeless stories.

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