FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

 

FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN (2022)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 HR 28 MIN

 

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$12.50 FOR ADULTS, $8.50 SENIORS, FREE* FOR ASPEN FILM MEMBERS

*Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive complimentary tickets.

 

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called “the most powerful movie musical ever made.” Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison’s quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim puts us in the director’s chair and in Jewison’s heart and mind, drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters). The film explores how the experience of making “Fiddler” deepens Jewison as an artist and revives his soul.