A documentary film by Daniel Raim – Narrated by Jeff Goldblum
Opens at Laemmle Royal in LA – May 6
Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber is proud to present the US theatrical release of FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN, a documentary film directed by Daniel Raim (Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story). Co-written by Michael Sragow and Daniel Raim, and produced by Daniel Raim and Sasha Berman, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN with the Los Angeles release on May 6 at Laemmle Royal. A national release will follow.
The Fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael of 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 rare behind-the-scenes footage, original storyboards, and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Norman 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.