Galileo Fiddler on the Roof's Topol and a wish-list cast of British theatrical aristocracy, including Sir John Gielgud, Patrick Magee, Edward Fox, and Tom Conti, ground Bertolt Bech's famous theatrical imagination in a precise, character-rich interpretation of the troubled life and anxious times of 17th Century physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei. Under director Joseph Losey, The American Film Theatre's Galileo focuses Brecht's characteristic mosaic of theatricality and responsibility against private doubt. Lost In The Stars The American Film Theatre's Lost in Stars transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the Beloved Country, into a tragic and beautiful film musical unlike any you've ever seen. Gilded by Kurt Weill's lucid lyrics and powerful music, and guided by Dean Mann's sensitive direction, this one-of-a-kind film is both a heartbreaking indictment of a cruel society and a poetic testament to the millions of forgotten lives ground beneath the heel of apartheid. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris Eschewing conventional narrative, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris transforms Mort Shuman and Eric Blau's beloved 35-song stage revue into an infectious movie musical that showcases both Brel's astonishing songwriting breadth and the resourceful audacity of 70's filmmaking. Belgian born Brel's richly sensual, uncompromising and lyrical songs provide a simultaneously ecstatic and tragic framework for this flamboyant and moving film. Director Denis Heroux utilizes everything from puppetry to location photography to shepherd Brel's music far beyond the proscenium-bound horizon. Philadelphia, Here I Come! Set in playwright Brian Friel's mythical Ballybeg, Ireland, The American Film Theatre's Philadelphia, Here I Come! presents an ingenious glimpse into the stock-taking of young Gareth "Gar" O'Donnell on the eve of his emigration America. Through the myriad preparations and good-byes that fill Gar's last day in Ireland, comes a powerful portrait of the public's boasts and private doubts that bedevil him on the threshold of his journey to a new life in a new land.