The song you thought you knew.
The story you won’t believe.
It is instantly recognizable - musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings and bar mitzvahs and even Major League baseball games. It conjures up smiles, memories of generations past, and no shortage of eye rolling. But as audiences will discover, the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions.
"A toe-‐tapping, entertaining celebration of the song,
starring Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy
and many others."
– San Francisco Chronicle
"This rare documentary will have you laughing, clapping, and tapping your feet,
and give you new appreciation of a tune you've heard all of your life."
“Judging by its keen production, sharp wit, and disarming cultural inquiry, [the film]
is likely to further Grossman’s reputation as a leader in her field.”
“Brilliant! A celebration of Jewish community.”
"Cap or Kippah" will screen with "Hava Nagila" with a special presentation to last year's winners of the "So You Want to be a Director" short film competition. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation and the Film Festival.
Genre: Documentary Music
Run time: 73 minutes
Director: Roberta Grossman
The Ridge Theatre
November 12 2012 | 04:30 PM