Director Norman Jewison’s rousing film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971) stars Topol as Tevye – a poor Jewish dairyman in Czarist Russia whose daughters wish to break with tradition by marrying for love rather than by arrangement. Scored by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John Williams, the film appears on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 most inspiring films in cinema history. Learn more about FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in the AFI Catalog – and through an all-new documentary directed by AFI Alum Daniel Raim (AFI Class of 1999). Narrated by Jeff Goldblum and released at the end of 2021 for the film’s 50th anniversary, FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN explores not only the production of the iconic musical, but also how the experience affected those who brought the story to life. To find out more about the documentary, the trailer and screening opportunities can be found at: https://zeitgeistfilms.com/film/fiddlers-journey-to-the-big-screen
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971) – AFI Movie Club
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