There’s a great line-up of music-themed movies at this year’s Jewish International Film Festival
) this Oct/Nov
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
– A joyous documentary that celebrates one of Broadway's most beloved and long-running musicals, Fiddler on the Roof’s
creative roots and cultural impact.
God of the Piano –
With an incredible original score, this film considers the extreme lengths a parent will go to for the sake of their child.
– Bagels meets bongos in this energetic documentary that tells the little-known story of the Jewish love affair with Latin music.
The Song of Names –
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this sweeping historical drama about a man searching for his childhood best friend – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust.
It Must Schwing!
– Tells the moving story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young Jewish émigrés from Berlin, who in 1939 founded the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records in New York.
Paris Song – Based on a true story
about a small-town singer’s journey from Kazakhstan to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo.
Download the full JIFF 2019 program