14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

FREE SCREENING

A joyous film about a joyous man.
– RogerEbert.com

Itzhak

Friday, April 5, 1:30 PM
Glenmeadow Retirement, Longmeadow

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. Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parent emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Watch his life story unspool in conversations with masterful musicians, family, friends, and his devoted wife of 50 years. As charming and entrancing as the violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity that's seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and, above all, love.

Light refreshments served.

2019 Grammy Nominee, Best Music Film

DOCUMENTARY | 2017 | 82 MINUTES
ISRAEL, USA | ENGLISH AND HEBREW WITH SUBTITLES 
DIRECTED BY ALISON CHERNICK

 

 

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