Socalled, a.k.a. Josh Dolgin, the Montreal-based composer and klezmer/hip-hop artist, is known to millions from the brilliant YouTube video of his song “You Are Never Alone” — in which his head comes apart to reveal various mechanical workings. Director Garry Beitel’s documentary, The ‘Socalled’ Movie (Lorber Films), captures the artist reflecting and performing around the globe, with his engaging band of musical collaborators, including David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Katie Moore, Fred Wesley and Michael Winograd. It should have been part of this year’s Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival — but that’s show biz. — M.S.
Here’s the video for “(Rock the) Belz” from Socalled’s Ghettoblaster album:
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