Laughing in the Darkness
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.
Arguing the World
Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time. This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century. For more than half a century, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol have all passionately believed that ideas can change the world-especially their ideas.
Don Quixote in Newark
Don Quixote in Newark. The story of trailblazing AIDS pediatrician, James Oleske, who convinced a disbelieving medical community in the early eighties that mother to child AIDS transmission was a reality. Today, Oleske is once again bucking the medical establishment with Circle of Life, a foundation breaking taboos to bring hospice care and aggressive pain management to children. The feature documentary also provides a portrait of the extraordinary team of nurses and doctors who comprise his Circle of Life team. Read more.