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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 deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.


“As wondrous, buoyant and heartwarming as the film it celebrates." – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times


"Gleefully reverent... accentuating how the power of cinema lies in its ability to endure even as its creators fade.”

– Natalia Winkelman, The New York Times


Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Winner of the Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Note
    Narrated by Jeff Goldblum
  • Director
    Daniel Raim
  • Screenwriter
    Daniel Raim
  • Producer
    Daniel Raim, Sasha Berman
  • Co-Producer
    Michael Sragow
  • Cast
    Jeff Goldblum, Norman Jewison, John Williams
  • Composer
    Dave Lebolt