Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability.
Alison Chernick
Itzhak Perlman Alan Alda Toby Perlman Amnon Weinstein Stefan Valcuha Billy Joel Zubin Mehta Pinchas Zukerman Evgeny Kissin the Klezmatics
NR 1 hour, 23 minutes

4.13.184.19.18

ITZHAK

by Alison Chernick

Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability.

Synopsis

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.


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With

Itzhak Perlman, Alan Alda Toby Perlman, Amnon Weinstein, Stefan Valcuha, Billy Joel, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Evgeny Kissin, the Klezmatics

Director

Alison Chernick

Run time

1 hour, 23 minutes

Released

March 9, 2018

Distributed by

Greenwich Entertainment

Country

United States, Israel

Hearing Assistance

Closed Captioning Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Apr 13 through Apr 19

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Reviews

Dennis Harvey Variety
Simon Abrams Village Voice
Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

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