MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness


A 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 forged it.
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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Inquirer
By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic

    MPAA rating:
    Unrated
    Directed by:
    Joseph Dorman
    Genre:
    Documentary
    Running time:
    01:33
    Release date:
    2011
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