A special invitation to the first theatrical screening of Theodore Bikel’s highly acclaimed film
Theodore Bikel had a magnificent career that spanned over 75 years in show business. Few garnered such distinguished recognition in music, film, literature, and stage. Theo’s latest, and last, film, called “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” will be showing simultaneously at four Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles on Oct 19th at 7:30 PM and on Oct 20th at 1pm, with a special screening, dedicated to this legendary thespian on Oct 19th at 7:30 pm at the newly reopened Laemmle Ahrya (previously the Fine Arts) in Beverly Hills. The evening will serve as the first public memorial for Theo, with special greetings and a chance to raise a glass and toast Theo during a post screening reception.
Theo considered this autobiographical film, which has been showing with great success at film festivals in the US and abroad, to be his crowning achievement. Please join Theo’s colleagues and the theatre community for a memorable experience.
WHEN: Oct 19th at 7:30pm
WHERE: The new Laemmle Ahrya (previously the Fine Arts), 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (near Robertson) – 310659-9171
TICKETS: For tickets ($10, $12, $15), additional locations and times, visit http://www.laemmle.com/films/39526
“Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” combines Bikel’s charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader exploration of Shalom Aleichem’s remarkable life and work.
A pioneer of modern Jewish literature who championed and luxuriated in the Yiddish language, Sholom Aleichem created dozens of indelible characters. His Tevye the Milkman, Motl the Cantor’s Son, and Menachem Mendl–“shtetl Jews” for whom humor and pathos were two sides of the same Yiddish coin–remain invaluable windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life, real and imagined. Portraits of two beloved icons–Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel–are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all infused with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.
For more information about Theodore Bikel, please visit: http://www.bikel.com