Klezmer on Fish Street (2004)

Klezmer on Fish Street

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Poland was once a hub of European Jewish culture, and in recent years, the nation has witnessed a rebirth of interest in Jewish music and art, as well as increased awareness of the issues and legacy of the Holocaust. But, while a new generation of Poles have embraced klezmer, the upbeat Yiddish folk-dance music often called "Jewish jazz," the fact is that, in the wake of the Axis pogroms of World War II and continued immigration, there are precious few Jews still remaining in Poland, and the few … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Castle Hill Productions

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Critic Reviews for Klezmer on Fish Street

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Unfortunately, in this amateurish, muddled film, the issues are poured out in a jumble of unexplained puzzle pieces that are never put together.

Full Review… | June 3, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Laughably bad visuals, haphazard and un-reasoned interviews and discussions, and ill-conceived tangents.

Full Review… | May 6, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Fascinating subject and rousing wall-to-wall Klezmer music strongly sell an otherwise rather questionably structured film.

Full Review… | April 28, 2004
Variety
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An undercooked concept, ineptly executed.

April 16, 2004
New York Post
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Yale Strom offers an important addition to his collection of Jewish history movies.

Full Review… | April 16, 2004
New York Daily News
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After all the squirming and twisting, the film never secures a strong grip on its subject.

Full Review… | April 15, 2004
New York Times
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