Part of (A New) Home for the Holidays
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A forever classic, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is set in 20th-century pre-revolutionary Russia where Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, is deadset on marrying his three daughters off in respectable matches. However, when each of them expresses different romantic leanings, he has to contend with the collision of tradition and uncomfortable change. The family has to navigate all of this in the face of the deadly anti-Jewish pogroms enacted by the Russian military. "Its blend of energetic joie de vivre and social commentary sustains it through to the end" –Empire. Interspersed with musical numbers that have pervaded our culture ("If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"), this film is a perfect holiday watch.
Sunday, December 18