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"If Anna Deavere SmithSarah Koenig, and Joey Soloway wrote a self-reflexive musical about finance and religion, it might approach [this] film’s impish, mystical spirit...it's a blessing."

                          --The Atlantic

WINNER: Audience Award, 2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival 

WINNER: Jim Ewing Young Director's Award, 2021 Port Townsend Film Festival 

WINNER: Terry Porter Visionary Award, 2021 Sarasota Film Festival 

A KADDISH FOR
BERNIE MADOFF

 
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SYNOPSIS

An artistic excommunication set on Wall Street in 2008,

A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff is a mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history, as seen through the eyes of musician/poet Alicia Jo Rabins.


A hybrid of musical memoir 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.

AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON DEMAND IN N. AMERICA COURTESY OF FREESTYLE DISTRIBUTION.

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Credits

Directed & Edited by: Alicia J. Rose

Starring & Created by: Alicia Jo Rabins

Adapted for screen by Alicia J. Rose & Alicia Jo Rabins

Produced by: Lara Cuddy

Executive Producers: Alicia Jo Rabins and Alicia J. Rose
Director of Photography: Asia Brown

2nd Unit Director of Photography (NYC): Brad Reeb

Animation: Zak Margolis
Composer: Alicia Jo Rabins

Choreography by Tahni Holt

Production & Costume design by Nora Colie & Sarah Turner

Key HMUA: Eve White

Still photography: Alicia J. Rose


Supported by generous grants from:
Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council;

Peleh Fund;
Jack Straw Cultural Center

Full Credits Available Upon Request

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