Q&A with director Alison Chernick after the June 17th screening!
ITZHAK is an enchanting documentary of renowned Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlmen, enclosed in warmth, humor, and love.
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 violin maker 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.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 82 minutes