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Fiddler on the Roof Documentary Screening

by The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks

Jul 26, 2019
Jewish Federation of Reading

Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks announces a special advance screening of the new documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 pm at Fox East, 4350 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading.  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the theater beginning at 6:30 pm on the day of the screening. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” is the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, “Fiddler on The Roof”, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.  For the first time, intimate interviews with the show’s creators reveal how the tremendous success and worldwide impact of “Fiddler” and its subsequent film adaptation is most appropriately viewed through the lens of the social upheaval and change in mid-20th century America.  Yet, as the film shows, the true wonder of wonders and miracle of “Fiddler” is that audiences world-wide and for the last half century claim the story as their own. The documentary explores a variety of international productions of the show, detailing how individuals of many cultures see themselves in the residents of Anatevka. The film includes major worldwide productions from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, as well as the last Broadway production revival with Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht.

The screening is co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks and Fox Theatres.

The Jewish Federation of Reading is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds for The Jewish Federations of North America’s collective efforts in support of many vital national and international Jewish organizations. 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-based Fox Theatres was founded in 1957 by Richard Fox and continues to be family-owned.  Today Fox Theatres operates four theaters: Fox Berkshire and Fox East in Reading, PA, and Sun & Surf Cinemas and Gold Coast in Ocean City, MD.

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