Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Set in the little village of Anatevka and with the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. Fiddler on the Roof JR., a special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.
Founding Partner: Louis Levy & Wilma Probst Levy Film and Theater Arts Fund
Festival Presenting: Goldstein Leibson Cultural Arts Fund | Jewish Federation of Louisville | Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence | Louisville Metro Government
Film Presenting: Blue & Co. LLC | Cantor David Lipp’s Discretionary Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun | Congregation Adath Jeshurun | Eye Care Institute/Butchertown Clinical Trials | Keneseth Israel | Louisville Children’s Film Festival | Louisville Public Media | National Council of Jewish Women Louisville Section | Speed Cinema | Susan & Jeffrey Callen | The Naamani Memorial Fund for Jewish Culture | Wilma Probst Levy
Oscar: Ann & Coleman Friedman Fund
Golden Globe: Janet & Jonathan Hodes | Keiley & Sharon Caster | The Temple
Cannes: Ronald Rubin
Celebrity: Janice & Alan Glaubinger | Marsha Serdenis | Matthew & Ellana Bessen | Meryl & Frank Kasdan | Phyllis & Michael Shaikun | Rhonda & Jim Reskin | Sheila G. Lynch & Steven S. Goldstein | Susan & Robert Waterman