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Home > Screenings > CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution > Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Director: Larry Weinstein

Producer: Liam Romalis, Jason Charters

Executive Producer: Marie-Odile Demay

Writer: Jason Charters

Genres: Documentary

People: Jason Charters, Larry Weinstein, Liam Romalis, Marie-Odile Demay


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It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the children of those immigrants. This new generation rejected their parents’ European past and instead embraced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and, finally, Hollywood. The outsiders began writing the soundtrack to the insiders’ American dreams and in doing so, wrote themselves into history.

Telling this story through words and song, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas features rarely-seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews with contemporary writers and performers, as well as connoisseurs of North American popular music.