Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

An intimate portrait of director Norman Jewison and the making of Fiddler on the Roof.


Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (2022) – Nominated: Jury Prize: Documentary Feature

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (2022) – Winner: Audience Award: Best Documentary

Dhaka International Film Festival (2023) – Nominated: Cinema of the World: Audience Award

Houston Jewish Film Festival (2022) – Winner: Audience Choice Award: Best Film

Krakow Film Festival (2022) – Nominated: Golden Heynal: Best Music Documentary

RiverRun International Film Festival (2022) – Winner: Audience Choice Award Best Documentary

African Premiere
SA Premiere
Screenings – CT
Lab1Sun 2 July 3pm
Screenings – JHB
ZoneNouv 12Sun 25 June 4pm


Daniel Raim





Running Time:

88 min



This lovingly made film chronicles director Norman Jewison’s spiritual and creative quest to adapt Fiddler on the Roof for the big screen. In documenting Jewison’s quest to film the beloved Broadway classic, filmmaker Daniel Raim draws on behind-the-scenes footage and original interviews with Jewison, lyricist Sheldon Harnick and other members of the cast and crew. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen reveals how the experience of making the film and recreating the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia deepened Jewison as an artist and rejuvenated his soul and artistic vision. In providing the backstory for the cinematic version of Fiddler, this engaging documentary also functions as a fascinating snapshot of working life in 1970s Hollywood.

Courtesy of Go2Films