Portraits of two beloved icons - Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel - are woven together in this enchanting new documentary, that reveals the wit, wisdom and talent the two men share. Bikel, the unstoppable performer whose career spans more than 150 screen roles and countless stage and musical productions, is also the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem's work. He's portrayed the beloved Tevye the Milkman on stage more than 2,000 times and has created two celebrated musical plays about the great author. This film combines Bikel's charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader explanation of Aleichem's remarkable life and work. Sholom Aleichem, a masterful pioneer of modern Jewish literature who championed and luxuriated in the Yiddish language, continues to provide us with an invaluable window into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life, real and imagined.
Join us for this thoroughly entertaining portrait to hear directly from Theodore Bikel, who will introduce the film and engage in a lively Q&A led by Leonard Maltin, well known film critic and historian.
Reception with Theodore Bikel following the discussion, includes Preferred Seating at the concert (please select Row D): $65
General Tickets: $30
Presented as part of the Geller Festival of the Arts, in honor of Bruce (z"l) and Jeannette (z"l) Geller, whose passion for creativity and the pursuit of art defined their lives.