2022 Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff

Expired July 8, 2022 4:00 PM
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An artistic excommunication set in 2008, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff is a mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history. A hybrid of musical memoir and narrative fantasy, the film tells the story of Madoff and the system that allowed him to function for decades through the eyes of musician/poet Alicia Jo Rabins, who watches the financial crash from her 9th floor studio in an abandoned office building on Wall Street. Fueled by her growing obsession, real-life interviews transform into music videos, ancient spiritual texts become fevered fantasies of synchronized swimming, and a vivid, vulnerable work of art is born from the unique perspective of an artist watching the global financial collapse up close.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    75 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Alicia J. Rose
  • Screenwriter
    Alicia J. Rose, Alicia Jo Rabins
  • Cast
    Alicia Jo Rabins
  • Cinematographer
    Asia Brown, Brad Reeb
  • Editor
    Alicia J. Rose
  • Music
    Alicia Jo Rabins