Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
2019, Israel, Documentary, 97 min, English
Director: Max Lewkowicz
Screening: Sun 8/23 at 7pm to Tue 8/25 at 7pm
Zoom Conversation – 2020 ABQ Virtual Film Fest Wrap: Tue 8/25 at 7pm
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960's New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relation and religion were evolving.
Fiddler is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. The goal of our documentary is to understand why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and cultural touchstone the world over. Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest-running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals.
The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City.