Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

New York Times Critics' Pick
92 mins.
Directed by Max Lewkowicz

Why is the story of Tevye the milkman reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and cultural touchstone the world over?

FIDDLER is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. 

Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City.

"Joel Grey, who directed the Yiddish revival currently playing in New York, articulates the central question this movie sets out to answer about the musical: 'What is it that makes it speak in so many languages, and everybody thinks it’s about them?'" Jason Zinoman. A New York Times Critic's Pick!