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
Poster for Itzhak

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. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  12. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series - 2018
  13. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  14. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  15. Honolulu Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  16. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2019
  17. Jewish Film Festival of Central New Jersey - 2018
  18. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2018
  19. Jüdische Filmtage in München - 2019
  20. Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint - 2019
  21. Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2019
  22. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  23. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  24. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  25. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  26. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  27. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  28. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  29. Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  30. SFJFF WinterFest - 2018
  31. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  32. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  33. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  34. Toledo Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  35. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  36. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  37. Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  38. 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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