A joyous film about a joyous man.
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
Co-sponsored by Glenmeadow Retirement and WGBY, with generous support from WNET/New York Public Media and American Masters
DOCUMENTARY | 2017 | 82 MINUTES
ISRAEL, USA | ENGLISH AND HEBREW WITH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY ALISON CHERNICK