The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
Director Erik Anjou and Frank London first began collaborating after they had been introduced by filmmaker Pearl Gluck. Frank was writing the musical score for Erik’s “A Cantor’s Tale,” the beloved documentary about Cantor Jack Mendelson. It seemed natural for Erik to start attending more and more Klezmatics shows. He was stunned by the depth and beauty of the band’s music, and the musicians’ ineffable resilience and courage. “Why isn’t anyone making a movie about these guys?” he asked.
So began a four-years plus journey of researching, fundraising, journeying alongside the band, invading the members’ apartments and private lives, filming, editing, and then fundraising, filming and editing some more.
The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground Special Edition DVD is now available for the first time! The documentary of the Grammy-winning band, which has screened in over 70 cities in the US and abroad, is now available on a special edition DVD with bonus material not available anywhere else!