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A Tickle in the Heart captures the past, present, and future of the remarkable Epstein brothers - Max, Julie and Willie - Klezmer music legends on a joyous international comeback tour. This is a cinematic party with three of the funniest men in the show business. The Epsteins are natural performers, and their sense of life, music and family as they tour through places they love - from Poland to Brooklyn to Florida - is as life affirming and intoxicating as the joyous music they play. A Tickle in the Heart is a uniquely American story that has the elegant, polished feel of a European art film. It honors the Epstein brothers with the wide-eyed admiration they deserve.
A hearty helping of some of the world's liveliest and most poignant folk music! Riveting to the eye with filmmaking of unusual visual riches, this documentary is one from the heart. --Lawrence Van Gilder, New York Times
Thoroughly captivating! As spicy, filling and homey as one of your grandmother's lovingly prepared old-country meals. Irresistible music and irresistibly earthy personalities! --Michael Medved, New York Post
Affects you like a sweet, potent wine, leaving you enlightened, and sated. --The New Yorker