Portraits of two beloved icons — Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel — are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit. Theodore Bikel, the unstoppable performer whose career spans more than 150 screen roles (including an Oscar-nominated turn in The Defiant Ones) and countless stage and musical productions, is also the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem’s work.
Now 90, Bikel has played Tevye the Milkman on stage more than 2,000 times, and has animated Aleichem’s work through his two celebrated musical plays about the great Russian author.
As the DCJCC’s Goldman Theater is smaller than the AFI. space is very limited, and we strongly suggest getting tickets ahead of time.
He followed this by producing a live performance recording of the National Lampoon revue Lemmings. Lollos also co-authored the 2002 Off-Broadway show Mr. Goldwyn.
“The grandest event…must-see” -San Jose Mercury News
“Bikel accentuates the positive…a festival highlight” -San Francisco Chronicle