PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

A Kaddish for Bernie Maddoff

Local title
Eestpalve Bernie Madoffile
Title in Russian
Кадиш для Берни Медоффа
Director
Alicia J. Rose
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Rebels with a Cause
Subject
Society, politics, humor, music

“A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” tells the true story of Bernie Madoff and the system that allowed him to function for decades until a thunderous financial collapse halted it. But this is not an ordinary documentary about finance. There is never a dull moment in this crazy combination of musical memoir and narrative fantasy.

Musician/poet Alicia Jo Rabins follows her growing obsession for a man that crashed the global economy and looked just like her Jewish dad. In her art studio, on the 9th floor of an abandoned Wall Street office building, she gathers facts, quotes, real-life interviews and turns them into music videos, animations and choreographic visual fantasies to create a greatly ironic Kaddish, the Jewish prayer of mourning for a loved one’s death.

Malaika Bova

Director
Alicia J. Rose
Screenwriter
Alicia Jo Rabins
Cast
Alicia Jo Rabins, Robin McAlpine, Judy Silk, Lois Feuerle, David Frank, Patricia Schechter
Producer
Lara Cuddy
DoP
Asia Brown
Music
Alicia Jo Rabins
World sales
Go2Film
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Alicia J. Rose

Alicia J. Rose (snd 1970)

A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff (2021)

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100302 / Eestpalve Bernie Madoffile
Q&A guestsAlicia J. Rose - Director, Alicia Jo Rabins - lead Actor
Q&A duration
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Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening140301 / Eestpalve Bernie Madoffile
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Trailer