Itzhak

Poster for Itzhak 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, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. 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.

Year:
2017
Length:
80 minutes
Country:
Director:
Alison Chernick

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. 22nd Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Asheville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  7. Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  8. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  9. Central Massachusetts Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  10. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  11. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  12. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  13. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series - 2018
  14. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  15. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  16. Honolulu Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  17. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  18. Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia - 2018
  19. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2019
  20. Jewish Film Festival of Central New Jersey - 2018
  21. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2018
  22. Jüdische Filmtage in München - 2019
  23. Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint - 2019
  24. Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2019
  25. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  26. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  27. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  28. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  29. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  30. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  31. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  32. Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  33. Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  34. SFJFF WinterFest - 2018
  35. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  36. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  37. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  38. Toledo Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  39. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  40. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  41. Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  42. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2018

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Itzhak’ shows how even a violin whiz can crack wise

    “When I hear that playing, it’s like breathing. It’s like being alive.”

    That’s Toby Perlman, the wife of Itzhak Perlman, describing the music of her husband in the documentary “Itzhak.” Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship.

    https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Itzhak-shows-how-even-a-violin-whiz-can-crack-12802901.php

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