Market Screening ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’
PRESENTED BY RIDDLE FILMS
Directed by Larry Weinstein and set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream - a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe in it.
GENRE Documentary PRODUCTION YEAR 2017 DURATION 52’ AUTHOR Jason Charters CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY Kobalt Productions GmbH (Germany) DIRECTOR Larry Weinstein PRODUCER Marie-Odile Demay PRODUCTION COMPANY NDR/ARTE (Germany) PRODUCTION COMPANY Riddle Films (Canada)