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Hava Nagila: The Movie

(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Roberta Grossman   Cast: Harry Belafonte, Lila Corwin Berman, Glen Campbell, Dani Dassa, Irving Fields
  • Running Time: 73 minutes
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Genre

Documentary

Producer

Roberta Grossman, Sophia Sartain, Marta Kauffman, Lisa Thomas

Distributor

International Film Circuit

Release Date

Mar 1, 2013

Release Notes

NY

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Synopsis

It's to music what the bagel is to food - a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. And that's only the beginning when it comes to Hava Nagila. Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de?sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila (The Movie) takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village, Hollywood - and even Bollywood - using the song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music.

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