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23 January 1997 (USA) See more »
Captures the past, present, and future of the remarkable Epstein brothers - Max, Julie and Willie - Klezmer music legends on a joyous international comeback tour. | Add synopsis »
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Good documentary. Should be in color See more (1 total) »


Julius Epstein ... Himself
Max Epstein ... Himself
William Epstein ... Himself
Gary Lawrence ... Himself
Joel Rubin ... Himself

Directed by
Stefan Schwietert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Kufus 
Stefan Schwietert 

Produced by
Martin Hagemann .... producer
Thomas Kufus .... producer
Edward Rosenstein .... producer
Stefan Schwietert .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Robert Richman 
Film Editing by
Arpad Bondy 
Sound Department
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound mixer
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good documentary. Should be in color, 30 March 2012
Author: Don Reasons from United States

This was great for documenting these very interesting musical brothers. Two of the three died within four years after the release of the film, the end of an era.

Lots of unique music and wonderful stories of a musical group that was at one time the toast of their specific community in NYC. My only complaint is the movie is in black and white. I don't see the point. Color would have added so much more to the picture.

The music is historic, but they are not recreating the olden days. All the scenes are contemporary. So just film it in color, nothing lost!!!

It is certainly worth seeing for the musical value and the historical extra value.

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