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Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013)



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It is instantly recognizable - musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It conjures up wistful smiles, memories of generations past...and no shortage of eye rolling. But as audiences will discover in Hava Nagila (The Movie), the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. In its own believe-it-or-not way, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. It also reveals the power of one song to express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides and connect us all on a universal level. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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Written By: Roberta Grossman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 5, 2013
Box Office: $0.4M
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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12)

Thankfully there are enough eloquent talking heads to keep this watchable.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Chicago Reader
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A slight, but very satisfying, and at times, surprisingly moving, documentary about the inescapable Jewish anthem and wedding and bar mitzvah music staple.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
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An entertaining examination of the "kitschy and profound" song's cultural and historical origins.

Full Review… | April 25, 2013
Boston Globe
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It's a fun, nostalgic, informative journey.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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The attitude is so much fun and the story so involving that a little naches is forgivable.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Top Critic

Even the occasional bad jokes feel like part of this story.

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
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