Hava Nagila (The Movie) at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA

Hava Nagila (The Movie)
Opens Friday, April 26
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

It’s to music what the bagel is to food – a Jewish staple that has
transcended its origins and become ingrained in people’s consciousness
worldwide. Bob Dylan sang it. So did Elvis. And that’s only the beginning
when it comes to the infectious part song, “Hava Nagila.” Director Roberta
Grossman’s buoyant and surprisingly deep documentary follows the bouncy
melody on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the
cul-de-sacs of America. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie
Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila
(The Movie) takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills,
Greenwich Village, Hollywood – and even Bollywood – using the song as a
springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the
cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music. For more
information and screening times, visit
http://www.coolidge.org/content/hava-nagila-movie. Tickets may be purchased
via the web site or at the Coolidge box office.