Hava Nagila: The Movie

Hava Nagila: The Movie Release Date: March 1, 2013

It’s to music what the bagel is to food – a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. And that’s only the beginning when it comes to Hava Nagila. Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. 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 and Hollywood, 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.

DIRECTED BY: Roberta Grossman

STUDIO: Katahdin Productions

RATING: Not Rated

Hava Nagila: The Movie Trailer

Starring: Rusty SchwimmerHarry BelafonteGlen CampbellLeonard NimoyDanny MasengThe KlezmaticsConnie FrancisRegina Spektor
Genres: ComedyDocumentaryHistoryMusic
Directed By: Roberta Grossman
Runtime: 75 minutes
MPAA Rating Not Rated