If you didn’t have a chance to view the remarkable “homecoming” of 100 Cantors to Poland, “100 Voices: The Journey Home” will be showing in an encore performance around the country on November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM local time wherever you are. In Chicago, the film will be showing at The Webster Place Theater, and I will be present for a post-showing Q & A.
By popular demand, a rebroadcast of the 100 Voices: A Journey Home in-theater Fathom event is scheduled for Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The original event was presented in nearly 500 movie theaters on September 21, with many locations selling-out across the country. An encore event is scheduled in select theaters to meet the exceptionally high demand for tickets in markets across the country.
100 Voices: A Journey Home, a compelling and moving musical documentary uniquely highlighting the rich history of Jewish culture in Poland, is presented by NCM Fathom, Mod Three Productions and Machine Management. Tickets are available at participating box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the website (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
The encore Fathom event will feature an exclusive, specially-produced piece by the Milken Archive of Jewish Music: The American Experience. Memories of the American Yiddish Theater showcases the actors and musicians of New York City’s legendary Second Avenue that made three generations of European immigrants laugh, cry and exit the theater humming exquisite and timeless melodies. The top vocal talent from the world of modern Jewish music recreates these songs in both the recording studio and in a thrilling, one-night-only performance at Walt Disney Concert hall in Los Angeles.
Directed by Danny Gold and Matthew Asner, 100 Voices: A Journey Home is a celebration of song, faith and tradition. This encore event offers a unique and moving look at the intertwined Polish and Jewish history and culture through the eyes and music of some of the world’s finest Jewish cantors.
Critics were unanimous in their praise of 100 Voices: A Journey Home, with the Los Angeles Times calling the documentary “A profound expression of the healing power of music…deeply affecting. Glorious simply as a concert film but immeasurably more.” The New York Times wrote “The film’s strength lies precisely in the voices of its cantors…excellent and moving raconteurs.”