Hava Nagila (The Movie)
  • Director Roberta Grossman
Showings
Museum of Fine ArtsSun, Nov 18, 2012 6:30 PM Rush Line Only  
 
Arlington Capitol TheatreMon, Nov 19, 2012 7:00 PM Rush Line Only  
 
Film Info
Program:Boston Closing Night
Director(s):Roberta Grossman
Year:2011
Language:English
Running Time:73 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Director Roberta Grossman (Nov. 18)
Musical performance by Joe Kessler (violin) and Michael McLaughlin (accordian) from Klezwoods
Website:http://www.havanagilamovie.com/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hava-Nagila-The-Movie/288255127932175
Twitter:https://www.twitter.com/havanagilamovie
Supported By:Boston Jewish Music Festival
Description
The ubiquitous Hava Nagila is ingrained in people’s consciousness worldwide.  Everyone from Belafonte to Dylan to Elvis to Chubby Checker sang it.  This charming and entertaining documentary uncovers Hava’s complex history – the bouncy melody created in the Ukraine, the lyrics seemingly authored in Israel and the joyful dance done at almost every Jewish wedding on earth.  With cameos by Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell and Needham's own Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman.
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