Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival (SVJFF)

Opening Night: Fiddler’s Journey To The Big Screen

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Last year 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, this documentary 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, and more. The film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.


  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Daniel Raim