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. Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  7. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  8. Central Massachusetts Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  9. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  10. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series - 2018
  11. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  12. Honolulu Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  13. Jewish Film Festival of Central New Jersey - 2018
  14. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2018
  15. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  16. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  17. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  18. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  19. SFJFF WinterFest - 2018
  20. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  21. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  22. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  23. Toledo Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  24. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  25. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  26. Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  27. 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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