New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
Oppressed Jews singing and dancing in Czarist Russia. The Broadway rendition of Sholem Aleichem's stories is transferred to the screen by way of the chokingly atmospheric photography of Oswald Morris. Topol, in the role of Tevye, senses his big movie chance, and his overzealousness shows through the thickest makeup on the set. With Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, and Molly Picon; directed by Norman Jewison. 1972.