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Rated NR · 73 min. · 2013

Documentary

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.

Official Site: www.havanagilamovie.com
Director: Roberta Grossman
Writer: Sophie Sartain
Producer: Roberta Grossman, Sophia Sartain, Marta Kauffman and Lisa Thomas
Cast: Harry Belafonte, Lila Corwin Berman, Glen Campbell, Dani Dassa, Irving Fields, Dr. Gila Flam, Connie Francis, Ayala Goren-Kadman, Josh Kun and Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

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