Portland-based filmmaker Alicia Rose presented portions of her film “A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff,” at the most recent URJ Biennial in Chicago. Now that editing is complete, it will have its world premiere beginning March 5 through 14, through the Portland International Film Festival.
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Ticket holders can also join the filmmakers for a live Q&A March 13, 2021.
Description: A mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history. A hybrid of memoir docudrama and narrative fantasy, A KADDISH FOR BERNIE MADOFF tells the story of Madoff and the system that allowed him to function for decades through the eyes of musician/poet Alicia Jo Rabins, who watches the financial crash from her 9th floor studio in an abandoned office building on Wall Street. Fueled by her growing obsession, real-life interviews transform into music videos, ancient spiritual texts become fevered fantasies of synchronized swimming, and a vivid, vulnerable work of art is born from the unique perspective of an artist watching the global financial collapse up close.
Directed by Alicia J. Rose
United States | 2021
Drama, Musical, Fantasy, Jewish, Music