Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness was released on DVD on March 12, 2013
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A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.

Reviews & Ratings:

6.8 100% User Reviews (6)


US DVD Release Date March 12, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time93 min
Theater Release DateJuly 8, 2011
DVD Release DateMarch 12, 2013
ActorsRachel Dratch, Hillel Halkin, Jason Kravits
DirectorJoseph Dorman
StudioInternational Film Circuit
MPAA Not-Rated (Unrated)
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6 Visitor Reviews for Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

  1. admin says:

    It seems that the DVD won’t be released until late fall/early winter of 2012.

  2. Yitzahk says:

    DVD! DVD! DVD! 🙂

  3. Mark Lutvak says:

    The realease date has slipped out 5 times and is 8 months BEHIND the original realse date of March, 2012 – so .. what gives?

    Thanks and Best Regards.

  4. admin says:

    Linda, we don’t know just yet, but make sure to enter your email address in our “Release Date Email Alert!” to be notified the day this dvd is released.

  5. Linda says:

    I loved it. Excellent documentary. Helped me put the migration of jews from Russia before WW1 into a clearer perspective.

    pls let me know when DVD is released. i want to give it to my sister for her birthday.

    Thank you.


  6. Itasara says:

    Just saw movie today at The Little Theater in Rochester, Ny. It was wonderful I learned a lot. Looking forward to buying the DVD

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