Dir. Vladimir Lert | 120 min
Narrative Ukraine 2017 Russian with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere
Saturday, May 54:00 PM Edlavitch DCJCC Happy Hour*
Tuesday, May 88:35 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
Filmed on the actual locations which inspired Sholem Aleichem’s famous folk tale, this uproariously funny and buoyant cinematic sendup centers on a downtrodden milkman.
Seeking to stave off poverty, Tevye cooks up a plan to marry off his lovely daughters. He commissions the aid of a matchmaker, but his daughters have no interest, choosing instead to cavort with an increasingly unsavory lineup of suitors (to his mind, at least). All the while, Tevye’s way of life is also threatened by the Czarist government’s increasing anti-Semitic campaigns.
This event finished on May 9, 2018.